On the accuracy of noninvasive thermometry using molecular diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Temperature measurement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of water self-diffusion is investigated. Diffusion images and derived temperatures are obtained in polyacrylamide gel phantom. The temperatures measured from MRI are compared with those from temperature probes to verify their accuracy. In general, the difference between temperatures determined from MRI diffusion images over 0.3 cm3 regions of interest and from temperature probes were 0.2 degrees C. It is concluded that current MRI technology allows noninvasive temperature tomography that is comparable with invasive thermometry with respect to temperature accuracy, has spatial and time resolutions that would be useful in hyperthermic oncology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, Y; Samulski, TV; Joines, WT; Mattiello, J; Levin, RL; LeBihan, D

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 1573315

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0265-6736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/02656739209021781


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England