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Abstract #4157

Robust Data Fitting for IVIM Imaging of Thoracic Lesions

Gaspar Delso1, Sangwoo Lee2, Miguel Porto1, Patrick Veit-Haibach1

1UniversittsSpital Zrich, Zrich, Switzerland; 2GE Healthcare, Seoul, Korea

Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging can be used to quantify the influence of microscopic perfusion-related motion on diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and differentiate it from pure molecular diffusion. IVIM has the potential to provide valuable clinical information about the microcirculation in the capillary network of malignant body tumors. This information holds great value for the determination of tumor viability as well as the prediction of therapy outcome.