Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion: Techniques and clinical use

Jean-Christophe Ferré 1, * Elise Bannier 1 Hélène Raoult 1 Géraldine Mineur 2 Béatrice Carsin-Nicol 2 Jean-Yves Gauvrit 1, 2
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1 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U746, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion is a MRI technique to quantify tissue blood flow. ASL is a non-invasive technique that labels the protons in the arterial blood by radiofrequency pulses, without the exogenous injection of contrast media. This article has three goals: 1) present the principles of ASL perfusion, the types of labeling and the ways to obtain the mapping; 2) specify and the quality criteria for the mapping obtained, while emphasizing the artifacts; and 3) describe the main encephalic and renal applications.
Keywords : brain kydney MRI perfusion
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Jean-Christophe Ferré, Elise Bannier, Hélène Raoult, Géraldine Mineur, Béatrice Carsin-Nicol, et al.. Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion: Techniques and clinical use. Diagn Interv Imaging, To be filled IN, 2013, epub ahead of print. ⟨10.1016/j.diii.2013.06.010⟩. ⟨inserm-00845183⟩

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