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Abstract #4542

The Relationship between Diffusivity and Electrical Conductivity: Initial Results of an In Vivo Assessment by MRI

Khin Khin Tha1, Ulrich Katscher2, Shigeru Yamaguchi3, Shunsuke Terasaka3, and Hiroki Shirato1

1Department of Radiation Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany, 3Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University, Japan

Correlation between diffusion kurtosis imaging indices and electrical conductivity was tested in 24 patients with grade II to grade IV gliomas. The results suggest association of electrical conductivity with complexity of tissue microstructure.

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