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Abstract #3626

Systematic Brain Tumor Conductivity Study with Optimized EPT Sequence and Reconstruction Algorithm

Monika Huhndorf1, Christian Stehning2, Axel Rohr1, Michael Helle3, Ulrich Katscher2, Olav Jansen1

1Institute of Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; 2Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany; 3Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany

With Electric Properties Tomography (EPT), we are able to measure the electric conductivity of tissue as an additional parameter, which might improve the diagnostic of brain tumors and other diseases using standard MRI-sequences. Previous single case studies showed different conductivity for grey and white matter as well as for malignant and healthy brain tissue. In this study, we systematically examined 12 patients with intracerebral tumors in reference to the electrical conductivity of the tissue using a dedicated EPT sequence and reconstruction optimized for brain studies.