David K.W. Yeung1, James F. Griffith2, Heather T. Ma3, 4, Alvin F.W. Li2
1Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, HKSAR, Hong Kong; 2Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, HKSAR, Hong Kong; 3Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China; 4Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong
What causes osteoporosis is still incompletely understood. One hypothesis that has recently attracted a lot of attention is the vascular origin of the disease. In this study we attempted to use BOLD imaging to study bone marrow perfusion. We showed that observable BOLD signal changes may be measured from the bone marrow of human volunteers.