Slab-selective, BOLD-corrected VASO at 7 Tesla provides measures of cerebral blood volume reactivity with high signal-to-noise ratio.

@article{Huber2014SlabselectiveBV,
  title={Slab-selective, BOLD-corrected VASO at 7 Tesla provides measures of cerebral blood volume reactivity with high signal-to-noise ratio.},
  author={Laurentius Huber and Dimo Ivanov and Steffen N. Krieger and Markus N. Streicher and Toralf Mildner and Benedikt A. Poser and Harald E. M{\"o}ller and Robert Turner},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={137-48}
}
PURPOSE MRI methods sensitive to functional changes in cerebral blood volume (CBV) may map neural activity with better spatial specificity than standard functional MRI (fMRI) methods based on blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) effect. The purpose of this study was to develop and investigate a vascular space occupancy (VASO) method with high sensitivity to CBV changes for use in human brain at 7 Tesla (T). METHODS To apply 7T VASO, several high-field-specific obstacles must be overcome, e.g… CONTINUE READING