Perfusion-related diffusion coefficient (D*) in intravoxel incoherent motion analysis is closely correlated with the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). However, the D* is only a semiquantitative relative value of rCBF, which makes absolute rCBF quantification challenging. To solve this problem, we developed a novel method of diffusion imaging with phase contrast (DIP), in which the total CBF (tCBF) from phase-contrast (PC)-MRI was used to convert the perfusion-related parameters in the brain to absolute rCBF. Using this method, we measured rCBF in gray matter and white matter. Each value was consistent with literature values assessed using [15O]-water positron emission tomography.