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Perfusion-weighted MR imaging studies in brain hypervascular diseases: comparison of arterial input function extractions for perfusion measurement.

Abstract : BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain hypervascular diseases are complex and induce hemodynamic disturbances on brain parenchyma, which are difficult to accurately evaluate by using perfusion-weighted (PWI) MR imaging. Our purpose was to test and to assess the best AIF estimation method among 4 patients with brain hypervascular disease and healthy volunteers. METHODS: Thirty-three patients and 10 healthy volunteers underwent brain perfusion studies by using a 1.5T MR imaging scanner with gadolinium-chelate bolus injection. PWI was performed with the indicator dilution method. AIF estimation methods were performed with local, regional, regional scaled, and global estimated arterial input function (AIF), and PWI measurements (cerebral blood volume [CBV] and cerebral blood flow [CBF]) were performed with regions of interest drawn on the thalami and centrum semiovale in all subjects, remote from the brain hypervascular disease nidus. Abnormal PWI results were assessed by using Z Score, and evaluation of the best AIF estimation method was performed by using a no gold standard evaluation method. RESULTS: From 88% to 97% of patients had overall abnormal perfusion areas of hypo- (decreased CBV and CBF) and/or hyperperfusion (increased CBV and CBF) and/or venous congestion (increased CBV, normal or decreased CBF), depending on the AIF estimation method used for PWI computations. No gold standard evaluation of the 4 AIF estimates found the regional and the regional scaled methods to be the most accurate. CONCLUSION: Brain hypervascular disease induces remote brain perfusion abnormalities that can be better detected by using PWI with regional or regional scaled AIF estimation methods.
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  • HAL Id : inserm-00147486, version 1
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D. Ducreux, I. Buvat, J. F. Meder, D. Mikulis, A. Crawley, et al.. Perfusion-weighted MR imaging studies in brain hypervascular diseases: comparison of arterial input function extractions for perfusion measurement.. American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2006, 27 (5), pp.1059-69. ⟨inserm-00147486⟩

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