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Using two synthetic models, we have investigated the potential of seismic diffraction imaging for aiding interpreters of carbonate systems. We use the first model to demonstrate how seismic diffraction imaging can better constrain the edges of voids and distinguish between the superposition of overlaying features. We use the second model to illustrate how diffraction imaging can detect reservoir-scale heterogeneous zones that might be indistinguishable in a conventional reflection image. The use of synthetic models is effective for comparing the differences between seismic diffraction and reflection imaging results, but additional case studies with field-data are required to verify the effectiveness of these promising methods on real carbonate systems.