F Sommer

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  • RENAL-ARTERY BLOOD-FLOW - QUANTITATION WITH PHASE-CONTRAST MR-IMAGING WITH AND WITHOUT BREATH-HOLDING RADIOLOGY Debatin, J. F., Ting, R. H., WEGMULLER, H., Sommer, F. G., Fredrickson, J. O., Brosnan, T. J., BOWMAN, B. S., Myers, B. D., Herfkens, R. J., Pelc, N. J. 1994; 190 (2): 371-378


    To compare the accuracy of 16-frame cine phase-contrast (PC) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with those of two breath-hold PC techniques in the measurement of renal artery blood flow.In vitro flow measurements were performed in a segment of harvested human artery embedded in gel. For the cine PC acquisition, respiratory motion was simulated. In eight subjects with recently obtained para-amino-hippurate-clearance renal blood flow data, renal artery flow measurements were subsequently performed with two breath-hold imaging techniques and with cine PC imaging during shallow respiration.Breath-hold sequences were significantly more accurate than conventional cine PC sequences both in vitro (P < .005) and in vivo (P < .05). Cine PC imaging tended to overestimate flow (in vivo mean, 24.47% +/- 9.94), reflecting artifactual enlargement of the apparent vessel size.Reliable blood flow measurements in the renal artery are possible with breath-hold PC MR imaging.

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