Comparison of diffusion-weighted MRI acquisition techniques for normal pancreas at 3.0 Tesla

  • Yao X
  • Kuang T
  • Wu L
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PURPOSE: We aimed to optimize diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) acquisitions for normal pancreas at 3.0 Tesla.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy volunteers were examined using four DWI acquisition techniques with b values of 0 and 600 s/mm2 at 3.0 Tesla, including breath-hold DWI, respiratory-triggered DWI, respiratory-triggered DWI with inversion recovery (IR), and free-breathing DWI with IR. Artifacts, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of normal pancreas were statistically evaluated among different DWI acquisitions.

RESULTS: Statistical differences were noticed in artifacts, SNR, and ADC values of normal pancreas among different DWI acquisitions by ANOVA (P
CONCLUSION: The highest image quality for normal pancreas was obtained using respiratory-triggered DWI with IR. Normal pancreas displayed inhomogeneous ADC values along the head, body, and tail structures.

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  • Xiu Zhong Yao

  • Tiantao Kuang

  • Li Wu

  • Hao Feng

  • Hao Liu

  • Wei Zhong Cheng

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