Perfusion MRI: The five most frequently asked clinical questions

Marco Essig, Thanh Binh Nguyen, Mark S. Shiroishi, Marc Saake, James M. Provenzale, David S. Enterline, Nicoletta Anzalone, Arnd Dörfler, Álex Rovira, Max Wintermark, Meng Law

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OBJECTIVE. This article addresses questions that radiologists frequently ask when planning, performing, processing, and interpreting MRI perfusion studies in CNS imaging. CONCLUSION. Perfusion MRI is a promising tool in assessing stroke, brain tumors, and neurodegenerative diseases. Most of the impediments that have limited the use of perfusion MRI can be overcome to allow integration of these methods into modern neuroimaging protocols. © American Roentgen Ray Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013


  • CNS imaging
  • Contrast agents
  • Gadobutrol
  • Perfusion MRI


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