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Abstract #4699

Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping in the Basal Ganglia of Parkinsons Patients

Christian Langkammer 1 , Lukas Pirpamer 1 , Stephan Seiler 1 , Tamara Pendl 1 , Ferdinand Schweser 2 , Andreas Deistung 2 , Petra Katschnig-Winter 1 , Mariella Koegl-Wallner 1 , Eva Maria Stoegerer 1 , Juergen Rainer Reichenbach 2 , Franz Fazekas 1 , Stefan Ropele 1 , Reinhold Schmidt 1 , and Petra Schwingenschuh 1

1 Department of Neurology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, 2 Medical Physics Group, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology I, University Hospital-Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany

Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and R2* relaxation rate mapping, both methods validated highly sensitive for iron, demonstrated elevated iron concentration in the putamen of patients with Parkinsons disease (PD) showed with respect to healthy controls.

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