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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging