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Abstract #4176

Characterization of Prostate Tissues Using MREIT Conductivity Imaging: In Vivo Canine Study

Hyung Joong Kim1, Woo Chul Jeong1, Munish Chauhan1, Hee Myung Park2, Oh In Kwon2, Eung Je Woo1

1Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi, Korea; 2Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Prostate is an imaging area of growing concern related with aging. Prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia are the most common diseases and significant cause of death for elderly men. The conductivity imaging of the male pelvis is a challenging task with a clinical significance. In this study, we performed in vivo MREIT imaging experiments of the canine male pelvis using a 3T MRI scanner. The reconstructed conductivity images of the prostate show a clear contrast between the central and peripheral zones which are closely related with prostate diseases including cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.