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Abstract #2468

Assessment of the diaphragm morphology in upright seated and supine position

Christoph Arthofer1, Charlotte E Bolton1,2, Zhenghao Wang1,2, Andrew Cooper3, Andrew Peters3, Michael Barlow1,4, Dorothee Auer1,4, Richard Bowtell1,3, Ian Hall1,2, and Penny Gowland1,3

1National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 3Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 4Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The morphology of the diaphragm is an important factor in the consideration of dyspnoea and treatment of respiratory diseases. The acquisition of images with commonly used methods is limited by the patient position or duration of the procedure. We present the first images of the diaphragm acquired in an upright MR scanner, and estimate repeatability and differences in morphology depending on posture.

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