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Abstract #4573

ZOOMit DWI of the Fetal Brain: A Preliminary Evaluation Comparing DWI at 3T

Liqi Yang1, Xiaoyong Zhang2, Zhenhui Huang3, and Xin Liu4
1BGI Company, ShenZhen, China, 2MR Collaborations, Siemens Healthcare Ltd, Shenzhen, China, 3Shenzhen Longgang District Central Hosptial, Shenzhen, China, 4Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China

This study evaluated the clinical utility of zoomed diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging (ZOOMit DWI) of the fetal brain. The effectiveness of the method was compared with conventional echo-planar DWI. Based on imaging analysis of 10 cases, the results showed that ZOOMit DWI exhibits markedly reduced susceptibility and distortion artifacts relative to conventional DWI. ZOOMit-DWI may serve as a viable alternative for the fetal brain assessment and pathology diagnosis.

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