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Abstract #1946

Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion weighted imaging in Renal Function Assessment of Diabetic Nephropathy – A Preliminary Study

Jing Chen1, Xirong Zhang1, Nan Yu1, Qi Yang1, Yong Yu1, Robert Grimm2, and Shaoyu Wang3

1AFFILIATED HOSPITAL OF SHAANXI UNIVERSITY OF CHINESE MEDICINE, Xianyang, China, 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany, 3MR Scientific Marketing, Siemens Healthcare, Xi'an, Xi'an, China

The aim of this study is to evaluate the renal microstructural changes in patients with diabetic nephropathy using intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging. IVIM could be used to indicate the changes of renal function of diabetic nephropathy patients, especially in renal cortex. The changes of renal function were found to be positively correlated with the glomerular filtration rate. Thus IVIM could deliver useful information for the early diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy.

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