Viability of oxygen-enhanced ventilation imaging of the lungs using ultra-short echo time MRI

Tomoaki Sasaki, Koji Takahashi, Makoto Obara

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Abstract

Purpose: To assess the viability of oxygen-enhanced ventilation images using ultra-short echo time magnetic resonance imaging (UTE-MRI). Methods: We evaluated the oxygen enhancement of the pulmonary T*,2 and pulmonary signals in each TE (0.2, 0.8, 1.4, 2.0 ms) in 21 nonsmokers. Results: The oxygen enhancement of pulmonary signals was the most significant (32%) at the 0.2 ms TE, the second in the pulmonary T*2 (–18%). Conclusions: Pulmonary images using UTE-MRI are useful for ventilation imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Oxygen-enhancement
  • Pulmonary T*
  • Ultra-short echo time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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