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Abstract #3204

Postmortem MR diffusion-weighted imaging of the liver: Time behavior of the hepatic apparent diffusion coefficient in the early death interval

Jin Yamamura1, Tony Schmidt1, Anne Catherine Kim2, Roland Fischer3,4, Gerhard Adam1, and Sarah Keller1

1Diagnostic and Interevntional Radiology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 2Department Stroke and Neurovascular Imaging, The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco, CA, United States, 3Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 4UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA, United States

Postmortem liver ADC values shows a characteristic change over time in the first 16 hours postmortem, which seemed to be influenced by the core body temperature. The postmortem time behavior of liver DWI values could be of interest for postmortem MRI in virtual autopsy.

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