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Abstract #1792

Effect of Formalin Fixation on Biexponential Modeling of T1 and T2 Decay in Prostate Tissue

Tryggve Holck Stors1, Andre Bongers2, Carl Power2, Roger Bourne3

1Interventional Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; 2Biomedical Resource Imaging Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia; 3Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences,Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sidney, Australia

Prostate tissue show bi-exponential decay in both T2 and diffusion in vivo. In this pilot study we investigated whether T2 and T1 decay characteristics are changed after prostatectomy and formalin fixation.