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Abstract #5391

Diffusion kurtosis imaging with tract-based spatial statistics reveals white matter alterations in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Wenfeng Li1, Hongwei Wen2, Yun Peng1, Hongbin Li1, Yang Wen1, Hua Cheng1, Yang Fan3, Huiguang He2, and Yue Liu1

1Beijing Children's Hospital,Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 3GE Healthcare, Beijing, People's Republic of China

It is reported that OSAS may cause cognitive function disorder of children due to chronic hypoxia for a long time[1]. However, it is not clear whether there are any structural changes of cerebral regions, e.g. white matter (WM). Diffusion kurtosis imaging is now widely used in the detection of cortical structural changes across kinds of diseases. In the present study, DKI is used to investigate microstructural changes of WM in OSAS children compared with normal healthy controls.

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