Multisection cerebral blood flow MR imaging with continuous arterial spin labeling

Radiology. 1998 Aug;208(2):410-6. doi: 10.1148/radiology.208.2.9680569.


A method was evaluated to control for off-resonance saturation in noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging with continuous arterial spin labeling of cerebral blood flow. In phantoms and humans, application of amplitude-modulated radio-frequency irradiation during the control image corrected for saturation across the whole brain and made possible cerebral blood flow imaging in multiple sections at arbitrary angles to the labeling plane.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / blood supply*
  • Echo-Planar Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Reference Values
  • Regional Blood Flow / physiology
  • Spin Trapping / instrumentation*