Measuring brain perfusion with intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM): initial clinical experience.

@article{Federau2014MeasuringBP,
  title={Measuring brain perfusion with intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM): initial clinical experience.},
  author={Christian Federau and Kieran O'Brien and Reto Meuli and Patric Hagmann and Philippe Maeder},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={624-32}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) perfusion measurements in the brain with currently available imaging systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS We acquired high in-plane resolution (1.2×1.2 mm2) diffusion-weighted images with 16 different values of b ranging from 0 to 900 s/mm2, in three orthogonal directions, on 3T systems with a 32-multichannel receiver head coil. IVIM perfusion maps were extracted by fitting a double exponential model of signal amplitude… CONTINUE READING