Intercompartmental Water Exchange Effects in DCE MRI
Li X, Rooney W, Springer C
Oregon Health & Science University
In Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI results, the relative importance of the major equilibrium water exchange systems [transendothelial (te), and transcytolemmal (tc)] depends principally on the magnitude of the pseudo first-order rate constant for contrast reagent (CR) extravasation, Ktrans. Here, simulations are used to clearly show this.