Functional assessment of hypopituitarism: Novel perfusion criteria using radial-VIBE sequence with GRASP technique
Camilla Rossi Espagnet 1 , Lev Bangiyev 1 , Kai Tobias Block 2 , Robert Grimm 3 , Daniel K. Sodickson 2 , Benjamin Cohen 1 , Thomas Mulholland 2 , Ajax George 1 , James Babb 2 , and Girish Fatterpekar 1
Neuroradiology, NYULMC, New York, NY, United
NYULMC, New York, NY, United States,
Recognition Lab, FAU, Erlangen, Nuremberg, Germany
Evaluating functional-perfusion information from the
pituitary gland when no structural abnormality is
present in patients with central endocrinologic symptoms
has not been explored. The purpose of our study was
therefore to evaluate perfusion parameters using radial
VIBE with GRASP in patients with central endocrine
disturbances. A retrospective study was performed in 43
patients (Controls: n = 33, and Patients: n = 10).
Evaluation of signal-time curves from anterior and
posterior pituitary gland demonstrated significantly
lower perfusion parameters in the patient population.
This pilot study suggests that perfusion parameters are
abnormal in patients with endocrinologic disturbances
despite a normal appearing gland.
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