Jing Wang1, Yudong Zhang2, Jue Zhang1, Xiaoying Wang3, Jing Fang4
1Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking Unversity, Beijing, China; 2Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital With Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, Beijing, China; 3Department of Radiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China; 4Peking University, Beijing, China
This study developed an approach for renal perfusion and glomerular filtration rate mapping based on the combination of pulsed arterial spin labeling technique and a spin-echo EPI with multiple TEs sequence on clinical 3T MR. Each of ten healthy young subjects accepted 12 breath-hold ASL scans for different TEs acquisition. Based on the proposed method, the RBF, blood R2* and GFR maps were obtained simultaneously. We hope that this MR technique can be combined with other functional methods to provide a complete noninvasive assessment of renal status in a single examination.