Perfusion MRI: The five most frequently asked technical questions

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

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    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE. This and its companion article address the 10 most frequently asked questions that radiologists face when planning, performing, processing, and interpreting different MR perfusion studies in CNS imaging. CONCLUSION. Perfusion MRI is a promising tool in assessing stroke, brain tumors, and patients with 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
    Pages (from-to)24-34
    JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
    Volume200
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • CNS imaging
    • Contrast agents
    • Gadobutrol
    • Perfusion MRI

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