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Abstract #1314

Noise reduction in diffusion tensor imaging of the brachial plexus using single-shot DW-EPI with Compressed SENSE

Takayuki Sada1, Hajime Yokota2, Takafumi Yoda1, Ryuna Kurosawa1, Koji Matsumoto1, Takashi Namiki3, Masami Yoneyama3, Yoshitada Masuda1, and Takashi Uno2
1Department of Radiology, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan, 2Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, 3Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan

The brachial plexus is a difficult region to obtain high-quality DTI. In DTI with SENSE, noise-like artifacts appear in the center of the image, resulting in poor image quality. It has been reported that C-SENSE (EPICS), which combines parallel imaging and compressed sensing, can reduce parallel imaging-derived artifacts and may be a more robust method for quantitative imaging than SENSE. This study compared EPICS with SENSE and SENSE×2 (same conditions as SENSE with increased NEX) in the brachial plexus region, and EPICS was a robust imaging method producing better reproducibility of ADC and FA values than SENSE and SENSE×2.

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