Quantitation of lung water by nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. A preliminary study.

@article{Wexler1985QuantitationOL,
  title={Quantitation of lung water by nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. A preliminary study.},
  author={H. Ronald Wexler and Ralph L. Nicholson and Frank S. Prato and L S Carey and Simon Vinitski and Lindsay Reese},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={583-90}
}
Pulmonary edema was produced in four anesthetized dogs by saline lavage. The animals were maintained by assisted ventilation with O2/halothane and examined by a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 0.15T resistive-magnet imager. The distribution of edematous fluid was clearly observed. Image contrast increased with prolongation of the cycle time (TR). Tomographic maps of spin-lattice relaxation times (T1) of the lungs were calculated from the NMR images. Comparison of T1 values with gravimetric… CONTINUE READING