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Abstract #3581

Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging of the Brain with Free Water Elimination

Teddy Salan1, Sulaiman Sheriff1, and Varan Govind1

1Radiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States

In diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) of the brain, a single voxel may contain gray matter (GM), white matter (WM), as well as free water embedded in GM, WM, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), each with different diffusion profiles. Free water elimination (FWE) is a method used to separate the free water components from tissue water. In this work, we extend FWE by fitting with a diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) model as it is a better descriptor of the non-Gaussian diffusion that occurs in tissue water.

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