A Reproducibility Study of Arterial Spin Labeling based Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimate
BIN CHEN 1 , Hao Li 1 , Ya Cao 1 , Chengyan Wang 1 , Xiaoying Wang 1,2 , JUE ZHANG 1,3 , and Jing Fang 1,3
Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary
Studies, Peking University, Beijing, Beijing, China,
Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, Beijing,
of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, Beijing,
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurements have been
studied with various kinetic models, however, all these
techniques are based on gadolinium contrast agent.
Arterial blood spin labeling MR imaging uses the water
spins of blood as an endogenous tracer, therefore it is
completely noninvasive. In this study, we aimed to
investigate the variable-TE based FAIR-ASL technique in
measuring GFR in human kidneys. Volunteer experiments
show good reproducibility of the established method in
renal function estimation.
This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only;
a login is required.