Simultaneous measurement of perfusion and oxygenation changes using a multiple gradient-echo sequence: application to human muscle study.

We have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique based on a multiple gradient-echo sequence designed to probe perfusion and oxygenation simultaneously within skeletal muscle. Processing of the images acquired at successive echo times (TEs) generates two functional maps: one of the signal intensity (SI) extrapolated to zero echo time, which is… CONTINUE READING