Peter Gibbs1, Martin D. Pickles1, Lindsay W. Turnbull1
1University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bi-exponential fitting of DWI data to account for microperfusion effects is becoming increasingly prevalent both in the brain and other organs. Increased sampling of low b-values to adequately define the bi-exponential curve appears necessary. However, little work has attempted to assess the optimum b-value sampling strategy. Using synthetic data this study demonstrates that a highly non-linear sampling scheme is necessary for tissues with a rapid and large perfusive component and that high SNR data is required to appropriately define tissues with a small perfusive fraction.