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Acquisition duration in resting-state arterial spin labeling. How long is enough?

Corentin Vallée 1, * Pierre Maurel 1 Isabelle Corouge 1 Christian Barillot 1
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INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : Resting-state Arterial Spin Labeling (rs-ASL) is a rather confidential method compared to resting-state BOLD. As ASL allows to quantify the cerebral blood flow, unlike BOLD, rs-ASL can lead to significant clinical subject-scaled applications. Despite directly impacting clinical practicability and functional networks estimation, there is no standard for rs-ASL regarding the acquisition duration. Our work here focuses on assessing the feasibility of ASL as an rs-fMRI method and on studying the effect of the acquisition duration on the estimation of functional networks. To this end, we acquired a long 24 min 30 s rs-ASL sequence and investigated how estimations of six typical functional brain networks evolved with respect to the acquisition duration. Our results show that, after a certain acquisition duration, the estimations of all functional networks reach their best and are stabilized. Since, for clinical application, the acquisition duration should be the shortest possible, we suggest an acquisition duration of 14 min, i.e., 240 volumes with our sequence parameters, as it covers the functional networks estimation stabilization.
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Corentin Vallée, Pierre Maurel, Isabelle Corouge, Christian Barillot. Acquisition duration in resting-state arterial spin labeling. How long is enough?. Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2020, 14, ⟨10.3389/fnins.2020.00598⟩. ⟨inserm-02129799v2⟩

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