Cerebral blood flow was quantitatively mapped by monitoring the cerebral washout of H217O using rapid, single‐shot proton NMR imaging. H217O acts as a freely diffusible contrast agent for proton imaging via its scalar‐coupled term, enhancing T2 relaxation. Measured values for CBF ranged from 29 to 106 ml/min/100 g over a range of arterial pCO2 between 23 and 81 Torr. © 1991 Academic Press, Inc.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Magnetic resonance in medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1991|