[Sensitivity of MRI in detecting alveolar Infiltrates: Experimental studies].

  title={[Sensitivity of MRI in detecting alveolar Infiltrates: Experimental studies].},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Biederer and Ingo Busse and Joerg Grimm and Martin Reuter and Claus Muhle and Sandra Freitag and Martin Heller},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  volume={174 8},
PURPOSE An experimental study using porcine lung explants and a dedicated chest phantom to evaluate the signal intensity of artificial alveolar infiltrates with T 1 - and T 2 -weighted MRI sequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS 10 porcine lung explants were intubated, transferred into the cavity of a MRI-compatible chest phantom and inflated by continuous evacuation of the artificial pleural space. All lungs were examined with MRI at 1.5 T before and after intra-tracheal instillation of either 100… CONTINUE READING