Imaging blood flow in brain tumors using arterial spin labeling.

  title={Imaging blood flow in brain tumors using arterial spin labeling.},
  author={Afonso C. Silva and Si Geun Kim and Michael Garwood},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  volume={44 2},
Measurements of tumor blood flow (TBF) are important for understanding tumor physiology and can be valuable in selecting and evaluating therapies. Brain tumors typically present reduced blood flows compared to normal brain tissue. This study shows that the arterial spin labeling (ASL) technique can be used to measure TBF non-invasively in a rat glioma model. Results show that TBF in the core (36.3 +/- 18.9 ml/100g/min, n=4) and peripheral regions (85.3 +/- 26.9 ml/100g/min, n=4) of the tumor… CONTINUE READING


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