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Abstract #4082

The Porcine Kidney as a Biological Phantom for MR ASL Perfusion Measurements

Keith Heberlein1, Ulrike Haberland1, Ernst Klotz1, Micahel Lell2

1Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany; 2Oberarzt Radiologisches Institut, Universittsklinikum Erlangen

The porcine kidney is an effective biological phantom due to a dense capillary system, high rates of in vivo perfusion and an accessible vascular supply which is integrated easily into a flow circuit. This work demonstrates ASL based perfusion imaging and reproduces previous results based on CT dye dilution perfusion measures. A robust, stable model for multi-modality imaging of perfusion is presented.