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Abstract #0295

THE LONG ROAD FROM INVENTION TO IMPLEMENTATION: A PAN-EUROPEAN NEURORADIOLOGICAL SURVEY ON QUANTITATIVE MRI TECHNIQUES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Vera Catharina Keil1, Marion Smits2,3, Steffi Thust3,4, Jan Petr5, Laszlo Solymosi1, and Elia Manfrini1,6
1Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Ne-515), Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, 4Department of Brain Rehabilitation and Repair, UCL Institute of Neurology Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, 5Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany, 6Universita Politecnica delle Marche. Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia, Ancona, Italy

This pan-European online survey study revealed that clinically working Neuroradiologists appreciate the additional diagnostic accuracy rendered by quantitative MRI techniques. However, the clinical implementation of many techniques is hampered by a lack of knowledge on how to acquire, post-process and interpret results of multiple quantitative MRI techniques including ASL, CEST/APT, IVIM and others. With exception of DSC and DWI in tumor imaging and stroke, the number of indications is also still limited especially regarding head/neck Radiology and neurodegenerative diseases.

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