Cerebral blood flow measurements by magnetic resonance imaging bolus tracking: comparison with [(15)O]H2O positron emission tomography in humans

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In six young, healthy volunteers, a novel method to determine cerebral blood flow (CBF) using magnetic resonance (MR) bolus tracking was compared with [(15)O]H2O positron emission tomography (PET). The method yielded parametric CBF images with tissue contrast in good agreement with parametric PET CBF images. Introducing a common conversion factor, MR CBF values could be converted into absolute flow rates, allowing comparison of CBF values among normal subjects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Pages (from-to)935-40
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

    Research areas

  • Adult, Cerebrovascular Circulation, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Oxygen Radioisotopes, Reference Values, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Water

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