David K.W. Yeung1, James F. Griffith2, Heather T. Ma2, 3, Alvin F.W. Li
1Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, HKSAR, Hong Kong; 2Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; 3Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Muscle perfusion may be studied using the BOLD technique. This method relies on an air-cuff to induce reactive hyperemia. However, oxygen in air is a paramagnetic molecule and whether an inflated air-cuff has an effect on T2* signal measurement is not known. This study attempts to answer this question and offers solutions to correct for aberrant T2* signal changes.