Parametric Aspects of First Pass DCE MRI Myocardial Studies
Springer C, Li X, Jerosch-Herold M
Oregon Health & Science University
Values for parameters measuring a pseudo first-order rate constant for contrast reagent (CR) extravasation, Ktrans, and the blood volume fraction, vb, can be determined from the pharmacokinetic analysis of first-pass Dynamic-Contrast-Enhanced (DCE) MRI myocardial data. These vary between the resting and hyperemic conditions.