Coefficiente di diffusione renale in RM: Reperti normali, influenza dello stato di idratazione e ripetibilità dei risultati

Translated title of the contribution: Diffusion-weighted MRI sequences (DW-MRI) of the kidney: Normal findings, influence of hydration state and repeatability of results

M. B. Damasio, A. Tagliafico, E. Capaccio, C. Cancelli, N. Perrone, C. Tomolillo, R. Pontremoli, L. E. Derchi

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Abstract

Purpose. This study was performed to determine the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the normal kidney using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) sequences and to analyse both the changes due to hydration state and results repeatability. Materials and methods. Ten volunteers underwent DW-MRI imaging of the kidneys with a breath-hold single-shot spin-echo planar imaging (SE-EPI) sequence in the axial and coronal planes with b values of 300, 500, 800 s/mm 2, in different states of hydration. Urine osmolarity (OsmU) and sodium excretion (NaU) were measured at the time of each examination. ADC maps were created for all b values, and ADC values were calculated and compared between different states of hydration. In five subjects, the protocol was conducted twice to test data repeatability. Results. ADC values were lower with higher b values (3.00 vs. 2.47 vs. 1.99×10 -3 mm 2/s with b values of 300, 500, 800 s/mm 2, respectively). ADC values in different hydration states were not statistically different. Measurements were reproducible. OsmU and NaU were statistically different in the different states of hydration (p

Translated title of the contributionDiffusion-weighted MRI sequences (DW-MRI) of the kidney: Normal findings, influence of hydration state and repeatability of results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)214-224
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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