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Perfusion-related parameters in intravoxel incoherent motion MR imaging compared with CBV and CBF measured by dynamic susceptibility-contrast MR technique

Wirestam, Ronnie LU ; Borg, M; Brockstedt, Sara LU ; Lindgren, Arne LU ; Holtås, Stig LU and Ståhlberg, Freddy LU (2001) In Acta Radiologica 42(2). p.123-128
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Perfusion-related parameters obtained by intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MR imaging (MRI) were compared with cerebral blood volume and flow (CBV and CBF), retrieved by dynamic susceptibility-contrast (DSC) MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight volunteers (average age 68.5 years) were investigated. Spin-echo echo-planar imaging with IVIM-encoding gradients was employed (36 different b values, 0-1200 s/mm2). The perfusion fraction and the pseudo-diffusion coefficient were calculated for regions in thalamus gray matter and frontal white matter, using asymptotic and full fitting. In DSC-MRI, a Gd-DTPA-BMA contrast-agent bolus was monitored using simultaneous-dual FLASH. Deconvolution of the measured tissue... (More)
OBJECTIVE: Perfusion-related parameters obtained by intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MR imaging (MRI) were compared with cerebral blood volume and flow (CBV and CBF), retrieved by dynamic susceptibility-contrast (DSC) MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight volunteers (average age 68.5 years) were investigated. Spin-echo echo-planar imaging with IVIM-encoding gradients was employed (36 different b values, 0-1200 s/mm2). The perfusion fraction and the pseudo-diffusion coefficient were calculated for regions in thalamus gray matter and frontal white matter, using asymptotic and full fitting. In DSC-MRI, a Gd-DTPA-BMA contrast-agent bolus was monitored using simultaneous-dual FLASH. Deconvolution of the measured tissue concentration-versus-time curve with an arterial input function from the carotid artery was applied, and maps of CBV and CBF were calculated. RESULTS: The correlation between the perfusion fraction and CBV was r=0.56 (p<0.0000006) using asymptotic fitting, and r=0.35 (p<0.0004) when full fitting was applied. Average CBF was 41.5 ml/(min 100 g), to be compared with the IVIM-based value of 63.6 ml/(min 100 g), obtained from the median value of the pseudo-diffusion coefficient in combination with assumptions about capillary network structure. CONCLUSION: The IVIM concept provided results that agreed reasonably with conventional CBV and CBF. The non-linear fitting to noisy signal data was problematic, in accordance with previously presented simulations. (Less)
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: Perfusion-related parameters obtained by intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MR imaging (MRI) were compared with cerebral blood volume and flow (CBV and CBF), retrieved by dynamic susceptibility-contrast (DSC) MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight volunteers (average age 68.5 years) were investigated. Spin-echo echo-planar imaging with IVIM-encoding gradients was employed (36 different b values, 0-1200 s/mm2). The perfusion fraction and the pseudo-diffusion coefficient were calculated for regions in thalamus gray matter and frontal white matter, using asymptotic and full fitting. In DSC-MRI, a Gd-DTPA-BMA contrast-agent bolus was monitored using simultaneous-dual FLASH. Deconvolution of the measured tissue concentration-versus-time curve with an arterial input function from the carotid artery was applied, and maps of CBV and CBF were calculated. RESULTS: The correlation between the perfusion fraction and CBV was r=0.56 (p&lt;0.0000006) using asymptotic fitting, and r=0.35 (p&lt;0.0004) when full fitting was applied. Average CBF was 41.5 ml/(min 100 g), to be compared with the IVIM-based value of 63.6 ml/(min 100 g), obtained from the median value of the pseudo-diffusion coefficient in combination with assumptions about capillary network structure. CONCLUSION: The IVIM concept provided results that agreed reasonably with conventional CBV and CBF. The non-linear fitting to noisy signal data was problematic, in accordance with previously presented simulations.},
  author       = {Wirestam, Ronnie and Borg, M and Brockstedt, Sara and Lindgren, Arne and Holtås, Stig and Ståhlberg, Freddy},
  issn         = {1600-0455},
  keyword      = {Brain,Cerebral Circulation,Blood Volume Determination,Diffusion,Mr Imaging},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {123--128},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Acta Radiologica},
  title        = {Perfusion-related parameters in intravoxel incoherent motion MR imaging compared with CBV and CBF measured by dynamic susceptibility-contrast MR technique},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/028418501127346459},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2001},
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