Cerebral perfusion imaging using contrast-enhanced MRI

P. Keston, Alison Dorothy Murray, A. Jackson

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Abstract

New developments in fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have enabled imaging of cerebral haemodynamics. This article describes the theory behind perfusion imaging and provides an overview of the most commonly used MRI technique. Limitations of this technique are described, and the potential clinical applications are discussed, with particular attention to the role of perfusion imaging in the context of stroke and brain tumour. (C) 2003 The Royal College of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-513
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume58
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • haemodynamics
  • contrast media
  • brain
  • ACUTE ISCHEMIC-STROKE
  • MEAN TRANSIT-TIME
  • BLOOD-VOLUME MAPS
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE
  • SUSCEPTIBILITY-CONTRAST
  • BRAIN-TUMORS
  • HYPERACUTE STROKE
  • CAROTID-ARTERY
  • QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT
  • POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS

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