Stefanie Remmele1, Andreas Mller2, Frank Trber2, Ingobert Wenningmann3, Marec von Lehe4, Juergen Gieseke2,5, Sebastian Flacke2,6, Winfried A. Willinek2, Hans H. Schild2, Jochen Keupp1, Petra Mrtz2
1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany; 2Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 3Department of Anesthesiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 4Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 5Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 6Department of Radiology, Lahey Clinic, Tufts University Medical School, MA, United States
We devised an approach to simultaneous and dynamic dR1, dR2* quantification to increase the specificity of O2 and CO2 enhanced MRI. The technique is applied to patients with cerebral tumors and a volunteer. The multi-parametric findings are related to tissue-specific oxygenation properties.