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Abstract #2237

Functional Magnetic Resonance Gadolinium Enhanced Imaging of the Kidney: Detection of a physiological change in renal GFR in response to an amino acid challenge test.

Martin D, Jones R, Brumner M, Grattan-Smith J, Salman K
Emory University School of Medicine

There is clinical need for improved methods of measuring renal function. This study shows that a dynamic gadolinium enhanced MR imaging technique of the kidney can measure renal functional response to a physiological change induced by an amino acid challenge test. This study helps to demonstrate the capability of this technique to reproducibly measure altered renal function.