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Abstract #2468

The value of 3D mDIXON Quant in quantitative evaluation of factors related to pancreatic volume and fat content in healthy subjects.

Wan Dong1, Ailian Liu1, Qinhe Zhang1, Liangjie Lin2, and Jiazheng Wang2
1Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China, 2Philips Healthcare, Beijing, China

Functions of pancreas are associated with its volume and fat fraction. 3D mDixon Quant has been proved to be valuable in measuring fat fraction, which was employed in this study for determination of volume and fat content of pancreas. Then the correlations of pancreas volume and fat content to age, gender and BMI were examined. Results showed a significant negative correlation of age to the pancreas volume, while positive to the fat fraction. Therefore, 3D mDixon Quant is helpful in assessing pancreas volume and fat fraction. As age increases, the pancreas tends to shrink and its fat fraction to increase.

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