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Abstract #3420

Diffusion-Weighted Liver MRI in Forensic Medicine: A new radiological approach

Jin Yamamura1, Tony Schmidt2, Axel Heinemann, Roland Fischer1,3, Gerhard Adam1, and Sarah Keller1

1Diagnostic & Interventonal Radiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 2KH Rostock, 3Children's Hospital Oakland

In this original study and the first of its kind, the characteristic postmortem time course of liver ADC values were assessed over 24h after death. This results could be important as potential marker for tissue quality in liver transplantation. With the knowledge of the ex vivo data, DWI may be added to the MRI methods for a virtual autopsy.

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