Feasibility of 19F imaging of perfluorochemical emulsions to measure myocardial vascular volume.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

19F magnetic resonance images were obtained of the ventricular walls of isolated rabbit hearts perfused with a perfluorochemical (PFC) emulsion. Since the PFC is known to stay within the vascular space in normal myocardial tissue, the 19F signal should reflect myocardial vascular volume. 19F MRI of PFC emulsions represents a new investigational tool for the study of coronary vascular volume.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Judd, RM; Rottman, GA; Forder, JR; Yin, FC; Blackband, SJ

Published Date

  • November 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 129 - 136

PubMed ID

  • 1435216

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3194

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mrm.1910280113


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States