Magnetic resonance imaging with lateralized arterial spin labeling.

Journal Article

We report the development of a new MRI technique which allows spins from right-sided arteries to be labeled separately from spins from left-sided arteries. This method uses two spatially-selective adiabatic inversion pulses to alternate the labeling of the right carotid and vertebral artery separate from the left carotid and vertebral artery. Normal volunteers were scanned on a clinical 1.5 T system and the resultant brain images correlated with the T2 anatomic images. Arterial anatomy was depicted using the new sequence and corresponded to the labeling scheme employed by the sequence. It was demonstrated that spatially selective inversion pulses permit the encoding of the spins within specific vascular origins and the observation of their run-off territory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eastwood, JD; Holder, CA; Hudgins, PA; Song, AW

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 583 - 586

PubMed ID

  • 12467864

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-725X

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands