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Abstract #1692

Correlation of glioma grade with basal ganglia iron content using QSMnet+

Thomas Reith1, Eun-Jung Choi2, Jongho Lee2, Melissa Prah1, Robert Wujek1,3, Mona Al-Gizawiy1, Christopher Chitambar4, and Kathleen Schmainda1
1Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 2Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 3Biomedical Engineering, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 4Hematology & Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Basal ganglia iron levels were assessed in 55 patients with gliomas by using a deep neural network-powered quantitative susceptibility mapping method (QSMnet+). Basal ganglia QSM values increased with higher tumor grade, suggesting a correlation between BG iron content and glioma severity.

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