Effects of flip angle uncertainty and noise on the accuracy of DCE-MRI metrics: comparison between standard concentration-based and signal difference methods.

Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI is becoming an increasingly important tool to assess tumors and their response to treatment. In the most common method of computing tumor perfusion parameters, the concentration of the injected contrast agent is first computed in both tumor and blood which is subsequently fit to a perfusion model, typically the Tofts two… CONTINUE READING