Clinical evaluation of pulmonary perfusion MRI using FAIR (flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery) - HASTE (Half-Fourier Single-Shot TurboSE) method

Izumi Togami, N. Sasai, M. Tsunoda, T. Sei, S. Sato, T. Yabuki, Y. Hiraki

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The FAIR-HASTE method is a kind of noninvasive perfusion MR imaging obtained without the use of contrast media. By subtracting a flow-insensitive image from a flow-sensitive image, contrast enhancement of inflowing blood achieved. In the present study, we applied pulmonary perfusion FAIR-HASTE sequence for 23 patients with various pulmonary diseases, and compared the findings with those by pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and Gadolinium perfusion MRI. Pulmonary perfusion imaging with the FAIR-HASTE method was possible in all clinical cases, and the findings corresponded well to those obtained by perfusion MRI using contrast media or pulmonary scinfigraphy. The FAIR-HASTE method is a promising method for the evaluation of pulmonary perfusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-225
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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