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Abstract #2887

Improvement of distortion-free diffusion tensor imaging for evaluation of lumbar nerve roots: Utility of direct coronal single-shot turbo spin-echo diffusion sequence with a split acquisition.

Takayuki Sakai1,2, Masami Yoneyama3, Atsuya Watanabe4,5, Daichi Murayama1, Shigehiro Ochi1, and Tosiaki Miyati6

1Radiology, Eastern Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, 2Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, 3Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 4Orthopaedic Surgery, Eastern Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, 5General Medical Services, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan, 6Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

This study was to investigate the availability of SPLICE-DTI (a split acquisition of fast spin-echo signals for diffusion imaging) with high spatial resolution for evaluation of lumbar nerve roots.

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