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Abstract #3666

Evaluation the functional of parotid glands in diabetic patients: diffusion-weighted echo-planar MRI before and after stimulation

Xuemei Wang1, Mingjia Niu1, Lanxiang Liu1, Yuan Fang1, Tao Zheng1, Juan Du2, Qinglei Shi3, Shuang Wu1, and Jinglong Li1

1Qinhuangdao Municipal No. 1 Hospital, Qinhuangdao, China, 2Graduate School of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China, 3MR Scientific Marketing, Siemens Healthcare, Beijing, China

Recent studies have reported that lipid infiltration (LIPG) may be one of the mechanisms of salivary secretion decrease in diabetic patients. In this study, we compared the difference of ADCs between normal and patients before and after stimulation. It demonstrated that diffusion-weighted echo-planar MR imaging allows non-invasive quantification of functional changes in the parotid glands and the feasibility in reflecting the degree of fat deposition in parotid gland caused by parotid dysfunction.

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