Contrast-enhanced pulmonary MR imaging



The present paper reports our own experience with MR perfusion imaging and gives an overview of contrast-enhanced pulmonary MR perfusion imaging, MR angiography, and ventilation MR imaging using hyperpolarized gases or oxygen as contrast agent. These methods are discussed within the context of their possible role in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, particularly embolism and emphysema.


Pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging Lung ventilation imaging Lung perfusion imaging Hyperpolarized gases Oxygen imaging Pulmonary embolism Emphysema 


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© Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olav Haraldseth
    • 1
  • Tore Amundsen
    • 1
  • Peter A. Rinck
    • 2
  1. 1.MR-CenterTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Medical Faculty, NMR Laboratory, Medical Image Processing GroupUniversity of Mons-HainautMonsBelgium

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