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Abstract #1898

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Abdomen using Echo Planar Imaging with Compressed SENSE (EPICS)

Yoshifumi Noda1, Takayuki Mori1, Nobuyuki Kawai1, Kimihiro Kajita2, Yuta Akamine3, Masami Yoneyama3, Fuminori Hyodo4, and Masayuki Matsuo1
1Department of Radiology, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan, 2Department of Radiology Services, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan, 3Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 4Department of Frontier Science for Imaging, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is one of the important sequences in abdominal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, especially in unenhanced examination. Recently, echo planar imaging with Compressed SENSE (EPICS) has been introduced and it can reduce noise-like artifacts and improve image quality. In this study, we compared qualitative and quantitative imaging parameters between conventional echo planar DWI (C-EPI-DWI) and EPICS. Our results showed that EPICS significantly reduce noise-like artifacts and improve the accuracy of ADC values compared with C-EPI-DWI.

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