Ciné phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging for the measurement of renal blood flow

John R. Prowle, Maurice P. Molan, Emma Hornsey, Rinaldo Bellomo

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During critical illness, reductions in renal blood flow (RBF) are believed to be a major cause of kidney dysfunction, and therapy is often aimed at restoration of RBF. Despite this, our ability to measure RBF during critical illness has been limited by the invasiveness of the available techniques. Ciné Phase-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CPC-MRI) represents an entirely noninvasive, contrast-free method of measuring blood flow with the potential of enabling the measurement of blood flow to major organs including the kidney. We have recently assessed the feasibility of measuring RBF by means of CPC-MRI in 2 critically ill patients with septic acute kidney injury and were able to compare such measurements to those obtained in a normal volunteer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiorenal Syndromes in Critical Care
EditorsClaudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, Peter McCullough
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameContributions to Nephrology
ISSN (Print)0302-5144

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