Bin Chen1, Yi Dang1, Xue Dong Yang2, Jing Fang1,3, Xiaoying Wang1,2, Jue Zhang1,3
1Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, BEIJING, China, People's Republic of; 2Radiology, Peking University First Hospital, BEIJING, China, People's Republic of; 3College of Engineering, Peking University, BEIJING, China, People's Republic of
MR Renography was widely used to provide renal functional information in recent studies. However, conventional 3-D whole kidney scan takes more than ten minutes to obtain MRR curves in diffuse renal disease. The purpose in this study was to investigate a higher temporal resolution scan protocol to reflect renal functional information. The center thin slab scan employed, instead of the whole kidney scan protocol, was proved feasible for reflecting whole kidney perfusion information, and it also significantly improved the temporal resolution of MRR.