Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 19th, 2004
"A method for measuring contrast agent concentration in blood was developed using a switchable RF tail coil to obtain MR signal from the mouse tail vein. The switchable RF coil was used to obtain quantitative high-resolution T-1 maps of the tail in combination with a second coil used to obtain images from regions of interest in a mouse tumor model. The effect of flow rates on the T-1 measurements was validated using a flow-phantom," scientists at Johns Hopkins University reported.
"Reliable estimates of blood T-1 were obtained for flow rates up...
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