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Abstract #0478

Measurement of renal perfusion using ASL-MRI and renal oxygenation using BOLD-MRI in dogs: a pilot study

Amber Hillaert1, Katrien Vanderperren1, and Pim Pullens2
1Department of Morphology, Imaging, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium, 2Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium


ASL- and BOLD-MRI have shown great potential in humans and rodents. To date, however, these techniques have not been used to image the canine kidney. Therefore, renal blood flow (RBF) and relaxation rate (R2*) were assessed using ASL and BOLD sequences on a beagle at 3T to examine the feasibility of both techniques in dogs. Mean RBF was 263.3 ± 39.0 and 277.4 ± 83.3 ml/100g/min in the right and left kidney, respectively. Mean R2* in the right kidney was 22.6 (range 14.8 - 36.8) s-1. This pilot-study demonstrates the feasibility of ASL- and BOLD-MRI for renal assessment in dogs.

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