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Abstract #5142

Reproducibility of MR elastography of lumbar paraspinal muscle in healthy volunteers

Chia-Hui Chen1 and Chien-Kuo Wang2

1Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Science, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, 2Department of Radiology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan

The abnormal tissue stiffness of lumbar paraspinal muscle in symptomatic patients can be diagnosed by palpation in clinical practice. MRE can measure tissue stiffness quantitatively and noninvasively. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the reproducibility of MRE of lumbar paraspinal muscles in healthy volunteers. The strong positive relationship between 2 MRE exams was demonstrated by the Pearson's correlation coefficient.

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