Single-Shot-Quantitative Perfusion Imaging of the Human Lung
Jakob P, Arnold J, Pracht E, Fischer A
University of Wuerzburg
One drawback to quantitative perfusion imaging using arterial spin labelling techniques is the need for two images. The method presented yields quantitative perfusion information of the human lung by acquiring perfusion-weighted image in a single-shot. The described technique ensures the complete suppression of background tissue while almost completely preserving signal from the blood. The quantitative perfusion values varied over the lung parenchyma in end expiration over the range of 0.5 to 3 ml/s/ml. The ability to suppress not only lung tissue, but also different tissue types with varying T1 values makes it a promising tool for diagnosis of several diseases.