Recent advances in magnetic resonance pulmonary perfusion imaging are reviewed, focusing on magnetic resonance perfusion imaging using gadolinium contrasts agents or spin labeling of blood using naturally flowing spins as the source of intravascular signal. These recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging have made it possible to analyze data quantitatively which holds significant potential for clinical imaging of lung perfusion and opens windows to functional MR imaging of the lung. We believe that fast magnetic resonance functional imaging will play an important role in the assessment of pulmonary function and the pulmonary disease process.
- Magnetic resonance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging