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Abstract #4117

Smart Combination: A Technique for Reducing Cardiac Motion Induced Signal Loss in Diffusion-Weighted Liver Imaging

Zhiqiang Li1, Zhenghui Zhang1, Gaohong Wu1, Xiaoli Zhao1

1MR Engineering, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States

One issue with single-shot diffusion-weighted EPI image of the liver is the signal loss in regions proximal to the heart due to cardiac motion. Various techniques in both data acquisition and post-processing have been proposed to mitigate this issue. In this work we present a new post-processing strategy to reduce the signal loss by combining the individual diffusion-weighted images with appropriate weights. In-vivo results demonstrated the feasibility.