Contrast-enhanced pulmonary MR imaging

MAGMA. 1999 Aug;8(3):146-53. doi: 10.1007/BF02594592.


The present paper reports our own experience with MR perfusion imaging and gives an overview of contrast-enhanced pulmonary MR perfusion imaging, MR angiography, and ventilation MR imaging using hyperpolarized gases or oxygen as contrast agent. These methods are discussed within the context of their possible role in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, particularly embolism and emphysema.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media*
  • Emphysema / diagnosis
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis


  • Contrast Media
  • gadodiamide
  • Gadolinium DTPA