Andr Fischer1, Stefan Weick2, Christian Oliver Ritter1, Dietbert Hahn1, Herbert Kstler1
1Institute of Radiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany; 2Department of Experimental Physics 5, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
This work presents a combination of retrospectively gated lung imaging using the DC signal and Fourier decomposition to obtain high resolution morphological and functional information. The data from six healthy volunteers were acquired using standard 1H equipment without breathhold or ECG triggering on a clinical 3.0 T MR scanner. Perfusion- and ventilation-weighted images were successfully obtained and could be verified by comparison to standard Fourier decomposition (ventilation) and DCE-MRI (perfusion). In a following step, the proposed method will be tested on patients to investigate the diagnostic potential of this technique.