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Abstract #2693

Assessment of inner volume imaging technique for renal tissue characterization by IVIM and DTI at 3 T

Christina Schraml 1 , Susanne Will 2 , Nina F Schwenzer 1 , Guenter Steidle 2 , Claus D Claussen 1 , Fritz Schick 2 , and Petros Martirosian 2

1 Department of Radiology, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Tuebingen, BW, Germany, 2 Department of Radiology, Section on Experimental Radiology, Tuebingen, BW, Germany

Aim of the study was to assess application of inner-volume-imaging (IVI) technique for diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with DTI and IVIM of the kidneys in healthy volunteers. Qualitative and quantitative comparison between IVI and full-field-of-view (FF) imaging was performed which revealed reduced distortion, less signal voids and better image quality of calculated parametric maps in IVI technique. FA values were comparable between IVI and FF technique while slight differences regarding IVIM parameters were observed. IVI technique is a promising approach for improving DWI of the kidneys. The application in patients with renal diseases is necessary to assess its clinical performance.

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