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Abstract #3642

Can Reduced Phase Field of View Diffusion Weighted Imaging Increase Diagnostic Confidence when Imaging the Female Pelvis?

Martin D Pickles 1 and Lindsay W Turnbull 1

1 Centre for Magnetic Resonance Investigations, HYMS at University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The purpose of this study is to determine the technical feasibility of spatially selective small FOV DWI in the imaging of the female pelvis and to obtain preliminary comparative data against traditional T2W images. FOCUS DWI was successfully obtained from 14 patients utilising a 3.0T scanner. The images were then compared against T2W data. Discordance was noted in 6/14 cases. In each of these cases FOCUS images indicated less extensive disease than T2W images. Additionally, diagnostic confidence was increased in 12/14 cases. These preliminary results suggest that FOCUS is not only feasible but results in an increased diagnostic confidence.

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