Advances in magnetic resonance imaging of lung physiology.

  title={Advances in magnetic resonance imaging of lung physiology.},
  author={Susan R. Hopkins and David L. Levin and Kiarash Emami and Stephen J. Kadlecek and Jiangsheng Yu and Masaru Ishii and Rahim R. Rizi},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={102 3},
This review presents an overview of some recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for measuring aspects of local physiology in the lung. MRI is noninvasive, relatively high resolution, and does not expose subjects to ionizing radiation. Conventional MRI of the lung suffers from low signal intensity caused by the low proton density and the large degree of microscopic field inhomogeneity that degrades the magnetic resonance signal and interferes with image acquisition. However, in… CONTINUE READING