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Abstract #3654

Microstructural Characterization of Unidentified Bright Objects in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Thibo Billiet1, Louise Emsell1, Felice D'Arco2, Sabine Deprez1, Judith Verhoeven1, Ellen Plasschaert3, Ronald Peeters1, Eric Legius3, Stefan Sunaert1

1Radiology, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium; 2Radiology, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy; 3Human Genetics, UZLeuven, Leuven, Belgium

"unidentified bright objects" are brain lesions occurring in neurofibromatosis type 1. They are related to learning disabilities. Nevertheless knowledge about their exact nature is limited. Using relaxometry and diffusion measures a detailed description of microstructure can now be obtained.