Quantification of Blood Flow

  • J. F. Debatin
  • M. Hauser
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Magnetic resonance techniques can go beyond the morphological assessment of the cardiovascular system by allowing direct quantitative characterization of flow dynamics. Reflecting the inherent motion sensitivity of MRI with regard to both amplitude and phase, two different MR techniques are available for flow measurements: one is based on the influence of motion on signal amplitude, the other on the influence of motion on signal phase. They can be combined with various gating schemes to achieve excellent temporal resolution throughout the cardiac cycle (Pelc et al. 1991a). Compared to Doppler ultrasound, both techniques are less operator dependent and do not require the presence of an appropriate acoustic window.


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Magn Reson Image Peak Systolic Velocity False Lumen Portal Venous System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Debatin
    • 1
  • M. Hauser
    • 1
  1. 1.MRI Center, Department of Medical RadiologyZürich University HospitalZürichSwitzerland

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