Arterial spin labeling: a technical overview

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Inger Havsteen, Janus Damm Nybing, Hanne Christensen, Anders F Christensen

Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging perfusion method based on changes in net-magnetization of blood water. The absence of contrast use and ionizing radiation, renders ASL valuable in hyper-acute settings as a monitoring tool for repeated dynamical measurements during and after intervention, and for patients with known co-morbidities. This text provides a short methodological introduction to ASL and contrasts it with traditional contrast-enhanced perfusion imaging. The review focused on sequence usefulness in the clinical setting of acute cerebral ischemia investigation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1232-1238
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Brain Ischemia/diagnostic imaging, Contrast Media, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Angiography/methods, Spin Labels

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