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Abstract #4152

DTI of the Human Kidney: Does Image Co-Registration Permit Non-Triggered Scanning?

Maryam Seif1, Huanxiang Lu2, Chris Boesch1, Mauricio Reyes2, Peter Vermathen1

1Depts Clinical Research and Radiology, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 2Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Abdominal DTI is sensitive to respiration motion artifacts and even in triggered scans residual motion artifacts remain. Our previous study demonstrated that non-rigid image co-registration of individual DTI images of human kidney reduces the residual motion artifacts in triggered scans. Based upon our precedent encouraging results the aim of this study was therefore to employ prior to further analysis