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Abstract #2043

The assessment of gallstones using three dimensional ultra-short echo time in vivo

Mamoru Takahashi1, Yasuo Takehara2, Norihiro Tooyama1, Katsutoshi Ichijo1, Tomoyasu Amano3, Takuya Matsumoto3, Tomoyuki Okuaki4, Yukiko Fukuma4, and Harumi Sakahara5

1Radiology, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan, 2Fundamental Development for Advanced Low Invasive Diagnostic Imaging, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine, 3Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan, 4Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 5Radiology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan

First clinical study using 3D dual echo UTE sequence for suspected gall stone patients was performed. All gallstones were able to be detected as positive signal in-vivo. Our study may indicate that UTE has an added value of depicting impacted stones or hepatolithiasis as positive signal.

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