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Abstract #4588

Usefulness of Testicular Volume, Apparent Diffusion Coefficient, and Normalized Apparent Diffusion Coefficient in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Evaluation of Infertile Men with Azoospermia

Sung Bin Park1, Byoung Hee Han2, and Hyun Jeong Park1

1Radiology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2Cheil General Hospital and Women’s Healthcare Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

It is important to distinguish the obstructive type from the non-obstructive type of azoospermia. To distinguish obstructive from non-obstructive azoospermia, it is useful and important to measure testicular volume using these techniques. To our knowledge, no reports have used DWI to evaluate the testes in case of azoospermia. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the ability of testicular volume, ADC, and normalized ADC (nADC), as measured using MRI, can be used to predict the histopathological grade of azoospermia and to differentiate obstructive from non-obstructive azoospermia.

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