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Abstract #4164

Fat Confounds the Observed Apparent Diffusion Coefficient in Patients with Hepatic Steatosis

Jan Hansmann1, 2, Diego Hernando3, 4, Scott B. Reeder, 45

1Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, BW, Germany; 2Radiology, University of Wisconsin , Madison, WI, United States; 3Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 4Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States; 5Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States

The observed decrease in ADC in patients with fatty liver is, at least in part, artifactual due to residual fat signal near the water peak.