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Abstract #3889

A Preliminary Study of Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging for Assessment of Breast Lesions

Shiteng Suo 1 , Fang Cheng 1 , He Wang 2 , Jia Hua 1 , and Jianrong Xu 1

1 Department of Radiology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, China, 2 Philips Research Chinia, Shanghai, China, China

In the study, the preliminary results showed that the water diffusion followed a non-Gaussian behavior by using diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in breast lesions. The malignant tumors tended to have a restricted diffusion pattern and an increased K value compared to fibroadenoma. With the capability to quantify the deviation from Gaussian distribution, the K value may give insight into the microstructure complexity in vivo.

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