Functional imaging of the parotid glands using blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD)-MRI at 1.5T and 3T.

@article{SimonZoula2008FunctionalIO,
  title={Functional imaging of the parotid glands using blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD)-MRI at 1.5T and 3T.},
  author={Sonia C Simon-Zoula and Chris Boesch and Frederik de Keyzer and Harriet C. Thoeny},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the function of the parotid glands before and during gustatory stimulation, using an intrinsic susceptibility-weighted MRI method (blood oxygenation level dependent, BOLD-MRI) at 1.5T and 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 10 and 13 volunteers were investigated at 1.5T and 3T, respectively. Measurements were performed before and during gustatory stimulation using ascorbate. Circular regions of interest (ROIs) were delineated in the left and right parotid glands, and in… CONTINUE READING