Perfusion MRI: The five most frequently asked technical questions

Marco Essig, Mark S. Shiroishi, Thanh Binh Nguyen, Marc Saake, James M. Provenzale, David Enterline, Nicoletta Anzalone, Arnd Dor̈fler, Àlex Rovira, Max Wintermark, Meng Law

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OBJECTIVE. This and its companion article address the 10 most frequently asked questions that radiologists face when planning, performing, processing, and interpreting different MR perfusion studies in CNS imaging. CONCLUSION. Perfusion MRI is a promising tool in assessing stroke, brain tumors, and patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Most of the impediments that have limited the use of perfusion MRI can be overcome to allow integration of these methods into modern neuroimaging protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • CNS imaging
  • Contrast agents
  • Gadobutrol
  • Perfusion MRI

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