Arterial spin-labeling in routine clinical practice, part 1: technique and artifacts.

@article{Deibler2008ArterialSI,
  title={Arterial spin-labeling in routine clinical practice, part 1: technique and artifacts.},
  author={Andrew R Deibler and Jeffrey M. Pollock and Robert A. Kraft and H. Tan and Jonathan H. Burdette and Joseph A. Maldjian},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={1228-34}
}
The routine use of arterial spin-labeling (ASL) in a clinical population has led to the depiction of diverse brain pathologic features. Unique challenges in the acquisition, postprocessing, and analysis of cerebral blood flow (CBF) maps are encountered in such a population, and high-quality ASL CBF maps can be generated consistently with attention to quality control and with the use of a dedicated postprocessing pipeline. Familiarity with commonly encountered artifacts can help avoid pitfalls… CONTINUE READING