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Abstract #4058

A Straightforward Approach for Measuring Blood Transit Time in Major Blood Vessels

Qin Qin1,2, Peter C.M. van Zijl1,2

1Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States; 2F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, United States

Knowledge of blood transit time in major blood vessels can provide important clinical information about vascular circulation. It can also facilitate the selection of labeling delay in ASL for quantification of CBF. Here a novel method of measuring blood transit time is proposed, which used slice-selective spin labeling followed by multiple delay time points with very short interval. Transit time estimation in different blood circulation segments was demonstrated.