Thorsten Honroth1, Suzan Vreemann2, Marco Vicari1, Hendrik Laue1, Ritse Mann2, and Matthias Günther1,3,4
1Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen, Germany, 2Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 3University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 4mediri GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
A single-shot 3D arterial spin labeling (ASL) sequence
has been developed and optimized for breast cancer imaging. In a case study, its
ability to measure the perfusion of a tumor without contrast agents is
demonstrated. The resulting ASL perfusion-weighted image of the tumor shows high
correspondence with the subtraction image of the contrast-enhanced measurement.