Quantitative contrast-enhanced perfusion measurements of the human lung
Oechsner M, Jakob P, Mhlhusler M, Hahn D, Beissert M, Beer M, Spindler M, Kstler H
University of Wrzburg
In the present work, first-pass contrast-enhanced pulmonary perfusion was measured with injection of a 1ml bolus. Using the prebolus approach, perfusion was also quantified after administration of 3ml contrast agent. Additionally, the lung volume and the heart-time-volume were measured to calculate the value for the global lung perfusion (GLP). All perfusion values show good agreement with the literature and the 1ml and 3ml values correlate well with the global lung perfusion.