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Abstract #3466

Diffusion kurtosis imaging as an effective predictor of liver function

Daisuke Yoshimaru1, Yasuo Takatsu2, Yuichi Suzuki3, Toshiaki Miyati4, Yuhki Hamada1, Ayumu Funaki1, Ayumi Tabata1, and Chifumi Maruyama1

1Department of Medical Technology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, Yachiyo, Japan, 2Department of Radiological Technology, Tokushima Bunri University Faculty of Health and Welfare, Sanuki, Japan, 3Department of Radiological Service, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Hongo, Japan, 4Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

We evaluated whether DKI analysis as an indicator of liver function can replace laboratory tests. The mean kurtosis value was found to correlate with the Child–Pugh score and the ICG score. However, the correlation between the mean kurtosis valueand the ALBI score was the poorest among these. ADC values correlated with only the ICG score. The mean kurtosis value can be one of predictors for liver function owing to its correlation with typical indicators of liver function by serum data although this method, which shows liver function using DKI alone, cannot completely substitute the laboratory tests.

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