Improved arterial spin labeling method: applications for measurements of cerebral blood flow in human brain at high magnetic field MRI.

@article{Jahng2007ImprovedAS,
  title={Improved arterial spin labeling method: applications for measurements of cerebral blood flow in human brain at high magnetic field MRI.},
  author={Geon-Ho Jahng and Michael W Weiner and Norbert Schuff},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={4519-25}
}
Measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) with arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI are challenging primarily due to a poor signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio. Therefore, methods that improve SNR and minimize measurement errors can play a significant role for better estimations of CBF. The purpose of this work was to develop an ASL method for measurements of CBF at high magnetic field strength. In the proposed multislice ASL method, using in-plane double inversion for labeling, stationary spins are kept… CONTINUE READING