Quantification of pulmonary perfusion with MR imaging: Recent advances

Hidemasa Uematsu, David L. Levin, Hiroto Hatabu

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Recent advances in magnetic resonance pulmonary perfusion imaging are reviewed, focusing on magnetic resonance perfusion imaging using gadolinium contrasts agents or spin labeling of blood using naturally flowing spins as the source of intravascular signal. These recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging have made it possible to analyze data quantitatively which holds significant potential for clinical imaging of lung perfusion and opens windows to functional MR imaging of the lung. We believe that fast magnetic resonance functional imaging will play an important role in the assessment of pulmonary function and the pulmonary disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-163
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Chest
  • Lung
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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