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Perfusion MRI

  • W. Rashid
  • D. H. Miller
Part of the Topics in Neuroscience book series (TOPNEURO)

Abstract

Perfusion is a measure of blood supply to a tissue. The term is used to describe the volume of blood passing through an organ normalised to the mass of the organ. It is an important indicator of tissue health and viability as it offers an insight into the efficiency of delivery of nutrients and removal of waste products, and is measured in millilitres of blood per gram of tissue per unit time. As the brain receives a significant proportion of total circulation — around 20% — it follows that changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) may play an important role in disease pathogenesis and monitoring.

Keywords

Multiple Sclerosis Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Blood Volume Arterial Spin Labelling Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique 
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