3He-MRI in follow-up of lung transplant recipients

  title={3He-MRI in follow-up of lung transplant recipients},
  author={Klaus Kurt Gast and Julia Zaporozhan and Sebastian Ley and Alexander Biedermann and Frank Knitz and Balthasar Eberle and Joerg Schmiedeskamp and C P Heussel and Eckhard Mayer and Wolfgang G{\"u}nter Schreiber and Manfred Thelen and Hans-Ulrich Kauczor},
  journal={European Radiology},
The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible contribution of 3He-MRI to detect obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in the follow-up of lung transplant recipients. Nine single- and double-lung transplanted patients were studied by an initial and a follow-up 3He-MRI study. Images were evaluated subjectively by estimation of ventilation defect area and quantitatively by individually adapted threshold segmentation and subsequent calculation of ventilated lung volume. Bronchiolitis obliterans… CONTINUE READING