Rob H. Ireland1,2, James A. Swinscoe2, Matthew Q. Hatton2, Helen Marshall1, Salma Ajraoui1, Juan Parra-Robles1, Jim M. Wild1
1Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, United Kingdom; 2Academic Clinical Oncology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
This work demonstrates the feasibility of acquiring synchronous helium-3 lung ventilation and proton MRI in a single breath-hold imaging sequence for NSCLC patients. The availability of the concurrent proton MRI enables an automatic mutual information image registration of the helium-3 MRI to a lung CT. Such images could be valuable in the planning and evaluation of lung disease treatment.