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Abstract #1341

Permanent and non-permanent changes of skeletal muscle diffusion properties in triathletes and non-athletes detected by diffusion tensor imaging and T2 mapping

Sarah Keller1,2, Enver Tahir2, Jitka Starekova2, Gunnar Lund2, Zhiyue J. Wang3,4, and Jin Yamamura2

1Radiology, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany, 2Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany, 3Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States, 4Radiology, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

The combined application of MRI Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and T2 mapping in professional triathletes and healthy controls at rest and hours after triathlon enables the detection of changes induced in skeletal muscle diffusion properties, and thus microstructure, caused by daily professional training and intensive exercise.

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