ASL data has a low signal to noise ratio (SNR) and is sensitive to motion. Independent component analysis (ICA) has been successfully applied to denoise similar quality data in fMRI. We explored the effects of using an ICA approach on ASL data acquired in two different clinical settings. Mean cerebral blood flow (CBF) values were identical pre- and post- ICA indicating good signal preservation. However, the variance of CBF and bolus arrival time measures was significantly reduced suggesting a reduction in noise. These results suggest that ICA based denoising represents a promising strategy to improve ASL data quality.