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ECR 2019 / C-1761
Which number of b-value is better for accurate calculation of virtual MR elastography?
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-1761
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Technical aspects, Physics, MR-Diffusion/Perfusion, MR, Elastography, MR physics, Liver, Abdomen, Cirrhosis
Authors: Y. Matsumoto1, M. Harada2, Y. Kanazawa2, M. Otomo2, D. E. Amgalan1, G. ariunbold1, S. takamastu3, Y. Yamashita3; 1Tokushima-shi/JP, 2Tokushima/JP, 3Otawara-shi/JP


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