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Abstract #0865

Diffusion-weighted MRI and coherent flow in the kidney

Andreas Max Weng1, Fabian Hilbert1, Henning Neubauer1, Simon Veldhoen1, Thorsten Alexander Bley1, and Herbert Köstler1

1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

The IVIM model and typical DWI-evaluations assume flow in tissue to be incoherent. However, there is evidence that in some tissues flow might be coherent and thus, the DWI-signal might be influenced by the applied first gradient moment m1. A gradient scheme was implemented that allows applying different m1 for a constant b-value. Moreover, the IVIM model was extended to also include coherent flow in the modeling process of DWI data. It was found that flow in the human kidney is, at least in part, coherent and that the proposed model is able to fit that data very robustly.

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