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Abstract #3220

Bone marrow T2* values in healthy subjects: reproducibility and normal values

Antonella Meloni 1 , Gennaro Restaino 2 , Massimiliano Missere 2 , Emilio Lozupone 3 , Vittorio Semeraro 3 , Vincenzo Positano 1 , Massimo Lombardi 1 , Giuseppina Sallustio 2 , and Alessia Pepe 1

1 CMR Unit, Fondazione G.Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana and Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy, 2 Dipartimento di Radiologia, Un. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Centro di Ricerca e Formazione ad Alta Tecnologia "G. Paolo II", Campobasso, Italy, 3 Policlinico A. Gemelli, Roma, Italy

Bone marrow T2* measurements are feasible, reproducible, non-time-consuming and can be limited to a circular region of interest. Bone marrow T2* values in healthy subjects are independent of age but are significantly higher in females. Gender-specific lower limits of normal have been defined.

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