Renal perfusion in humans: MR imaging with spin tagging of arterial water

D. A. Roberts, J. A. Detre, L. Bolinger, E. K. Insko, R. E. Lenkinski, M. J. Pentecost, J. S. Leigh

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Abstract

The authors tested a noninvasive technique for magnetic resonance imaging of perfusion in human kidneys. Magnetic labeling (spin tagging) of aortic arterial water was performed to generate an endogenous tracer. Breath-hold renal perfusion images obtained in seven volunteers yielded average perfusion rates in cortex and medulla of 278 mL · 100 g-1 · min-1 ± 55 (standard error) and 55 mL · 100 g-1 · min-1 ± 25, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume196
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995

Keywords

  • Kidney, MR
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), perfusion study
  • Renal arteries, MR
  • Renal arteries, flow dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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