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Abstract #3119

Quantification of Pulmonary Perfusion Using Fourier Decomposition Method

smund Kjrstad1, Dominique M.R. Corteville1, Andr Fischer2, Frank G. Zllner1, Lothar R. Schad1

1CKM, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany; 2Institute of Radiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

The Fourier Decomposition method is established as a non-invasive method for perfusion related information in the lung, and has shown promise in clinical studies. One drawback is the lack of meaningful quantification, making follow-up and comparison of patients difficult. We show that quantification of Fourier Decomposition maps is both possible and easy, requiring only a small amount of post-processing.