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Abstract #4065

Non-Invasive Identification of Biomarkers for Chronic Liver Complications of Diabetes Mellitus Using Chemical Shift and IVIM-DWI Imaging

Sonia Isabel Goncalves1, 2, Filipe Caseiro Alves1, 2, Miguel Castelo Branco1, 3

1Medical Faculty, University Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; 2Radiology, University Hospital Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; 3Biomedical Institute for Research in Light and Image, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Diabetes Mellitus has a high prevalence which, according to the World Health Organization, affects more than 300 million people worldwide and appears as an important cause of morbidity and death in many countries of the western world. In this work, ME-GRE and IVIM imaging are applied to non-invasively identify biomarkers of NAFLD in the context of liver complications associated with Type II Diabetes Mellitus.