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Abstract #1360

Comparison of Renal R2* Analysis Methods

Inge Manuela Kalis1, Axel Joachim Krafft2, and Michael Bock2

1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Germany, Freiburg, Germany, 2Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Germany

BOLD MRI can be applied as an indirect measure of the oxygenation level changes in the kidneys while performing an experiment with a functional renal challenge. These changes are detected by the relaxation rate R2* in the renal cortex and medulla. For R2* analysis different methods are proposed, such as the conventional manual ROI method and a compartmental method. Here, these methods and two further compartmental methods are compared to each other by analyzing full time-resolved renal BOLD MR experiments in healthy volunteers.

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