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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887087/a-systematic-study-of-the-sensitivity-of-partial-volume-correction-methods-for-the-quantification-of-perfusion-from-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-mri
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Moss Y Zhao, Melvin Mezue, Andrew R Segerdahl, Thomas W Okell, Irene Tracey, Yingyi Xiao, Michael A Chappell
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI is a non-invasive technique for the quantification of cerebral perfusion, and pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) has been recommended as the standard implementation by a recent consensus of the community. Due to the low spatial resolution of ASL images, perfusion quantification is biased by partial volume effects. Consequently, several partial volume correction (PVEc) methods have been developed to reduce the bias in gray matter (GM) perfusion quantification. The efficacy of these methods relies on both the quality of the ASL data and the accuracy of partial volume estimates...
September 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885752/dual-echo-asl-contributes-to-decrypting-the-link-between-functional-connectivity-and-cerebral-blow-flow
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Silvia F Storti, Ilaria Boscolo Galazzo, Stefania Montemezzi, Gloria Menegaz, Francesca B Pizzini
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI with a dual-echo readout module (DE-ASL) enables noninvasive simultaneous acquisition of cerebral blood flow (CBF)-weighted images and blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contrast. Up to date, resting-state functional connectivity (FC) studies based on CBF fluctuations have been very limited, while the BOLD is still the method most frequently used. The purposes of this technical report were (i) to assess the potentiality of the DE-ASL sequence for the quantification of resting-state FC and brain organization, with respect to the conventional BOLD (cvBOLD) and (ii) to investigate the relationship between a series of complex network measures and the CBF information...
September 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879895/perfusion-mr-imaging-of-enhancing-brain-tumors-comparison-of-arterial-spin-labeling-technique-with-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-technique
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Neetu Soni, Devender Pal S Dhanota, Sunil Kumar, Awadhesh K Jaiswal, Arun K Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion is a noninvasive and repeatable method for quantitatively measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF). This study aims to compare measurements of ASL-derived CBF with dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI in the assessment of enhancing brain tumors (primary and metastatic), with an aim to use ASL as an alternative to DSC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors (16 meningiomas, 6 gliomas, 3 metastases, 2 cerebellopontine angle schwannoma, 1 central neurocytoma, and 2 low-grade gliomas) were examined using a 3T MR scanner...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868513/evaluation-of-renal-blood-flow-in-chronic-kidney-disease-using-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Lu-Ping Li, Huan Tan, Jon M Thacker, Wei Li, Ying Zhou, Orly Kohn, Stuart M Sprague, Pottumarthi V Prasad
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to be associated with reduced renal blood flow. However, data to-date in humans is limited. METHODS: In this study, non-invasive arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI data was acquired in 33 patients with diabetes and stage-3 CKD, and 30 healthy controls. RESULTS: A significantly lower renal blood flow both in cortex (108.4±36.4 vs. 207.3±41.8; p<0.001, d=2.52) and medulla (23.2±8.9 vs. 42...
January 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856499/correlation-between-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-and-histopathological-vascular-density-of-pediatric-intracranial-tumors
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Kazufumi Kikuchi, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Koji Yoshimoto, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Satoshi O Suzuki, Toru Iwaki, Yuriko Suzuki, Hiroshi Honda
Traditional MRI methods for estimation of blood flow in brain tumors require high-flow injection of contrast agents through large-bore intravenous access, which limits their pediatric utility. In contrast, arterial spin-labeling (ASL) can be used without contrast media. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between tumor blood flow (TBF) measured by ASL and histopathological vascular density in pediatric brain tumors. Nineteen consecutive children were evaluated (10 boys, 9 girls; median age: 6 years; 8 high-grade and 11 low-grade tumors)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837640/whole-brain-background-suppressed-pcasl-mri-with-1d-accelerated-3d-rare-stack-of-spirals-readout
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Marta Vidorreta, Ze Wang, Yulin V Chang, David A Wolk, María A Fernández-Seara, John A Detre
Arterial Spin Labeled (ASL) perfusion MRI enables non-invasive, quantitative measurements of tissue perfusion, and has a broad range of applications including brain functional imaging. However, ASL suffers from low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), limiting image resolution. Acquisitions using 3D readouts are optimal for background-suppression of static signals, but can be SAR intensive and typically suffer from through-plane blurring. In this study, we investigated the use of accelerated 3D readouts to obtain whole-brain, high-SNR ASL perfusion maps and reduce SAR deposition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770549/therapy-related-longitudinal-brain-perfusion-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Christian Weisstanner, Livio Mordasini, George N Thalmann, Rajeev K Verma, Christian Rummel, Andrea Federspiel, Thomas M Kessler, Roland Wiest
BACKGROUND: The imaging method most frequently employed to identify brain areas involved in neuronal processing of nociception and brain pain perception is blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Arterial spin labelling (ASL), in contrast, offers advantages when slow varying changes in brain function are investigated. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a disorder of, mostly, young males that leads to altered pain perceptions in structures related to the pelvis...
August 3, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765286/long-delay-arterial-spin-labeling-provides-more-accurate-cerebral-blood-flow-measurements-in-moyamoya-patients-a-simultaneous-positron-emission-tomography-mri-study
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Audrey P Fan, Jia Guo, Mohammad M Khalighi, Praveen K Gulaka, Bin Shen, Jun Hyung Park, Harsh Gandhi, Dawn Holley, Omar Rutledge, Prachi Singh, Tom Haywood, Gary K Steinberg, Frederick T Chin, Greg Zaharchuk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI is a promising, noninvasive technique to image cerebral blood flow (CBF) but is difficult to use in cerebrovascular patients with abnormal, long arterial transit times through collateral pathways. To be clinically adopted, ASL must first be optimized and validated against a reference standard in these challenging patient cases. METHODS: We compared standard-delay ASL (post-label delay=2.025 seconds), multidelay ASL (post-label delay=0...
August 1, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754270/fast-acceleration-of-asl-based-time-resolved-magnetic-resonance-angiography-by-acquisition-of-control-and-labeled-images-in-the-same-shot-fast-actress-an-optimization-study
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Hiroyuki Sugimori, Noriyuki Fujima, Yuriko Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hamaguchi, Kinya Ishizaka, Kohsuke Kudo
PURPOSE: To establish an optimized sequence design for fast acceleration of arterial spin labeling (ASL)-based time-resolved magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) by acquisition of control and labeled images in the same shot (fast ACTRESS) and a scan time of <1min, for the evaluation of intracranial vessels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers with no unilateral symptomatic arterial stenosis, who underwent 3-tesla MRI, were investigated. Imaging parameters for the fast ACTRESS sequence were set with an acquisition time of 45s...
July 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752225/grading-and-outcome-prediction-of-pediatric-diffuse-astrocytic-tumors-with-diffusion-and-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-mri-in-comparison-with-18f-dopa-pet
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Giovanni Morana, Arnoldo Piccardo, Domenico Tortora, Matteo Puntoni, Mariasavina Severino, Paolo Nozza, Marcello Ravegnani, Alessandro Consales, Samantha Mascelli, Alessandro Raso, Manlio Cabria, Antonio Verrico, Claudia Milanaccio, Andrea Rossi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate MRI-derived diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging in comparison with (18)F-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) PET with respect to diagnostic performance in tumor grading and outcome prediction in pediatric patients with diffuse astrocytic tumors (DAT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 26 children with histologically proven treatment naïve low and high grade DAT who underwent ASL and DWI performed within 2 weeks of (18)F-DOPA PET...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750494/brain-pet-and-functional-mri-why-simultaneously-using-hybrid-pet-mr-systems
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Diego Cecchin, Alessandro Palombit, Marco Castellaro, Erica Silvestri, Franco Bui, Henryk Barthel, Osama Sabri, Maurizio Corbetta, Alessandra Bertoldo
INTRODUCTION: In the last 20 years growing attention has been devoted to multimodal imaging. The recent literature is rich of clinical and research studies that have been performed using different imaging modalities on both separate and integrated Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanners. However, today, hybrid PET/MR systems measure signals related to brain structure, metabolism, neurochemistry, perfusion, and neuronal activity simultaneously, i.e. in the same physiological conditions...
July 27, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738690/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children-presenting-migraine-with-aura-association-of-hypoperfusion-detected-by-arterial-spin-labelling-and-vasospasm-on-mr-angiography-findings
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Domitille Cadiot, Romain Longuet, Bertrand Bruneau, Catherine Treguier, Aline Carsin-Vu, Isabelle Corouge, Constantin Gomes, Maïa Proisy
Objective A child presenting with a first attack of migraine with aura usually undergoes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to rule out stroke. The purpose of this study was to report vascular and brain perfusion findings in children suffering from migraine with aura on time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) and MR perfusion imaging using arterial spin labelling (ASL). Methods We retrospectively included all children who had undergone an emergency MRI examination with ASL and TOF-MRA sequences for acute neurological deficit and were given a final diagnosis of migraine with aura...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681479/enhancement-of-automated-blood-flow-estimates-enable-from-arterial-spin-labeled-mri
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Zahra Shirzadi, Bojana Stefanovic, Michael A Chappell, Joel Ramirez, Graeme Schwindt, Mario Masellis, Sandra E Black, Bradley J MacIntosh
PURPOSE: To validate a multiparametric automated algorithm-ENhancement of Automated Blood fLow Estimates (ENABLE)-that identifies useful and poor arterial spin-labeled (ASL) difference images in multiple postlabeling delay (PLD) acquisitions and thereby improve clinical ASL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ENABLE is a sort/check algorithm that uses a linear combination of ASL quality features. ENABLE uses simulations to determine quality weighting factors based on an unconstrained nonlinear optimization...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673449/arterial-spin-labelling-mri-for-detecting-pseudocapsule-defects-and-predicting-renal-capsule-invasion-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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H Zhang, Y Wu, W Xue, P Zuo, N Oesingmann, Q Gan, Z Huang, M Wu, F Hu, M Kuang, B Song
AIM: To evaluate prospectively the performance of combining morphological and arterial spin labelling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting pseudocapsule defects in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and to predict renal capsule invasion confirmed histopathologically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with suspicious renal tumours underwent MRI. Renal ASL imaging was performed and renal blood flow was measured quantitatively. The diagnostic performance of T2-weighted images alone, and a combination of T2-weighted and ASL images for predicting renal capsule invasion were assessed...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665168/cerebral-hyperperfusion-on-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-after-reperfusion-therapy-is-related-to-hemorrhagic-transformation
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Shuhei Okazaki, Hiroshi Yamagami, Takeshi Yoshimoto, Yoshiaki Morita, Haruko Yamamoto, Kazunori Toyoda, Masafumi Ihara
Early detection of hemorrhagic transformation after reperfusion therapy is crucial in acute stroke treatment. Here, we evaluated the relationship between hemorrhagic transformation and post-reperfusion hyperperfusion using pulsed arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion MRI and (123)I-iodoamphetamine single-photon emission-computed tomography. Patients who developed hemorrhagic transformation showed significantly higher cerebral blood flow in the affected lesion after thrombolysis and/or endovascular intervention...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648002/-application-value-of-whole-brain-3d-artery-spin-labeling-in-diagnosis-of-intracranial-tumors
#16
Q Q Zhao, Q X Yang, G X Xu, Y C Lü, D L Rong, L Liu, R Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perfusion characteristics of arterial spin labeling (ASL) in intracranial tumor and its application value in classification. Methods: The clinical, pathological and imaging data of 44 patients with gliomas confirmed by pathology were analyzed retrospectively, including 9 low grade gliomas, 15 high grade gliomas, 11 cases of meningiomas, 6 cases of neurilemmoma, 3 cases of metastatic tumors.Conventional plain scan, 3D- ASL and MRI dynamic enhanced imaging (DSC-MRI) were performed...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642732/autonomic-function-impairment-and-brain-perfusion-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Wei-Che Lin, Pei-Chin Chen, Chih-Cheng Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chen Wang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic disorders have been recognized as important Parkinson's disease (PD) components. Some vulnerable structures are related to the central autonomic network and have also been linked to autonomic function alterations. The aims of the study are to evaluate the severity of the autonomic dysfunction and the cortical hypoperfusion using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. And then, possible relationships of significant between-group differences in perfusion pattern to clinical variables and autonomic functions were examined to determine the pharmaceutical effects of dopaminergic treatment on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603687/prematurity-and-brain-perfusion-arterial-spin-labeling-mri
#18
Domenico Tortora, Peter Angelo Mattei, Riccardo Navarra, Valentina Panara, Rita Salomone, Andrea Rossi, John A Detre, Massimo Caulo
PURPOSE: Abnormal brain perfusion is a critical mechanism in neonatal brain injury. The aim of the present study was to compare Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) evaluated with ASL MRI in three groups of neonates: preterms without brain lesions on MRI (PN), preterms with periventricular white matter lesions (PNp) and term neonates with normal MRI (TN). The correlation between CBF and clinical outcome was explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this prospective study and waived informed consent...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598243/advances-in-arterial-spin-labelling-mri-methods-for-measuring-perfusion-and-collateral-flow
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Matthias Jp van Osch, Wouter M Teeuwisse, Zhensen Chen, Yuriko Suzuki, Michael Helle, Sophie Schmid
With the publication in 2015 of the consensus statement by the perfusion study group of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the EU-COST action 'ASL in dementia' on the implementation of arterial spin labelling MRI (ASL) in a clinical setting, the development of ASL can be considered to have become mature and ready for clinical prime-time. In this review article new developments and remaining issues will be discussed, especially focusing on quantification of ASL as well as on new technological developments of ASL for perfusion imaging and flow territory mapping...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587332/three-dimensional-arterial-spin-labeling-imaging-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-perfusion-weighted-imaging-value-in-diagnosing-glioma-grade-prior-to-surgery
#20
Hong Ma, Zizheng Wang, Kai Xu, Zefeng Shao, Chun Yang, Peng Xu, Xiaohua Liu, Chunfeng Hu, Xin Lu, Yutao Rong
The current study aimed to investigate whole-brain three-dimensional arterial spin labeling imaging (3D ASL) and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC-PWI), in regards to their diagnostic value of preoperative glioma grade. The parameter values obtained after correction will be correlated with the diagnostic value of 3D ASL and DSC-PWI perfusion. In the current study, 50 patients with gliomas confirmed by pathology were used, including 27 low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and 23 high-grade gliomas (HGGs)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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