Meeting Banner
Abstract #3524

Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging with the breath hold method for staging of hepatic fibrosis: Potential as additional sequence in a clinical routine

Daisuke Yoshimaru1,2, Toshiaki Miyati2, Yuichi Suzuki3, Yuhki Hamada1, Nozomi Mogi4, Ayumu Funaki1, Ayumi Tabata1, Maki Tobari5, and Takayoshi Nishino5

1Department of Medical Technology Image Laboratory, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, Yachiyo, Japan, 2Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, 3Department of Radiological Service, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan, 4Department of Radiological Service, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Japan, 5Department of gastroenterological medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, yachiyo, Japan

We evaluated hepatocellular degeneration using DKI analysis with the breath hold technique compared with the pathological appearance about chronic hepatic diseases and hepatic fibrosis. Using this DKI method in the liver the stage of hepatic fibrosis can be classified into normal hepatic fibrosis and early hepatic fibrosis, and into early hepatic fibrosis and advanced hepatic fibrosis. Thus, we consider that DKI analysis can reflect pathological classification accurately. We considere that this DKI method will be required to evaluate the degree of hepatic fibrosis and to monitor the progress of hepatic fibrosis as an additional sequence in a clinical routine.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here