Imaging physiological parameters with hyperpolarized gas MRI


Journal Article (Review)

A survey capable of producing the desired physiological information from a series of polarized gas MR images is discussed. Salient requirements of an ideal radiological method for quantitative assessment of lung function are also discussed. The benefits of polarized gas MRI are clarified through a comparison with other existing modalities. The optical pumping methods for the generation of hyperpolarization and the technical aspects of gas delivery and storage are presented. Imaging techniques such as MR-based coronary angiography, and PET/SPECT tests have advanced together with extremely effective therapies and surgical procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kadlecek, SJ; Emami, K; Fischer, MC; Ishii, M; Yu, J; Woodburn, JM; NikKhah, M; Vahdat, V; Lipson, DA; Baumgardner, JE; Rizi, RR

Published Date

  • December 15, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 187 - 212

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0079-6565

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pnmrs.2005.08.006

Citation Source

  • Scopus