Quantitative cerebral blood flow measurements using MRI

Eric R. Muir, Lora Talley Watts, Yash Vardhan Tiwari, Andrew Bresnen, Qiang Shen, Timothy Q. Duong

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Magnetic resonance imaging can be utilized as a quantitative and noninvasive method to image cerebral blood flow. The two most common techniques used to detect cerebral blood flow are dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI and arterial spin labeling perfusion MRI. Herein we describe the use of these two techniques to measure cerebral blood flow in rodents, including methods, analysis, and important considerations when utilizing these techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCerebral Angiogenesis
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781493903191
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Dynamic susceptibility contrast
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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