Oscar San Emeterio Nateras1, Yi Zhang1, 2, Qi Peng1, Eric Muir2, Timothy Duong1, 2
1Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States; 2Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
This study reports human retina-choroidal blood flow values across different age groups. The BF was obtained using a quantitative MRI technique previously developed, performed on a 3.0T Phillips Achieva System. The images were acquired with high resolution BF MRI (0.5x0.8x6 mm3) on a single central-axial slice bisecting the optic nerve head and fovea. The study aims to evaluate BF MRI on human retina to learn the effects of aging on retina-choroidal vasculature. BF MRI of the retina provides quantitative data and has the potential to complement and cross-validate existing retinal imaging techniques.