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Abstract #2498

Differentiating supraclavicular from gluteal adipose tissue based on simultaneous PDFF and T2* mapping using a twenty-echo gradient echo acquisition

Daniela Franz1, Maximilian N. Diefenbach1, Jan Syväri1, Dominik Weidlich1, Ernst J. Rummeny1, Hans Hauner2, Stefan Ruschke1, and Dimitrios C. Karampinos1

1Ismaninger Str. 22, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 2Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

PDFF and T2* have been previously proposed as two important parameters in quantitative MRI of adipose tissue. This study investigates the difference between gluteal and supraclavicular adipose tissue T2* and the relationship between adipose tissue T2* and PDFF using a twenty-echo multi-echo gradient echo acquisition. A highly significant difference between the PDFF in different fat regions was detected in water-fat separation results when using either the first 6 echoes or the full 20 echoes. However, T2* values were only significantly different between fat regions, when using the full 20 echoes and not when using the first 6 echoes. PDFF also correlated with T2* when using the full 20 echoes.

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