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Impact of the inversion time on regional brain perfusion estimation with clinical arterial spin labeling protocols

Sanvito, F; Palesi, F; Rognone, E; Barzaghi, L; Pasca, L; Germani, G; De Giorgis, V; ... Pichiecchio, A; + view all (2021) Impact of the inversion time on regional brain perfusion estimation with clinical arterial spin labeling protocols. Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine 10.1007/s10334-021-00964-7. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Objective: Evaluating the impact of the Inversion Time (TI) on regional perfusion estimation in a pediatric cohort using Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL). Materials and methods: Pulsed ASL (PASL) was acquired at 3 T both at TI 1500 ms and 2020 ms from twelve MRI-negative patients (age range 9–17 years). A volume of interest (VOIs) and a voxel-wise approach were employed to evaluate subject-specific TI-dependent Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) differences, and grey matter CBF Z-score differences. A visual evaluation was also performed. Results: CBF was higher for TI 1500 ms in the proximal territories of the arteries (PTAs) (e.g. insular cortex and basal ganglia — P < 0.01 and P < 0.05 from the VOI analysis, respectively), and for TI 2020 ms in the distal territories of the arteries (DTAs), including the watershed areas (e.g. posterior parietal and occipital cortex — P < 0.001 and P < 0.01 from the VOI analysis, respectively). Similar differences were also evident when analyzing patient-specific CBF Z-scores and at a visual inspection. Conclusions: TI influences ASL perfusion estimates with a region-dependent effect. The presence of intraluminal arterial signal in PTAs and the longer arterial transit time in the DTAs (including watershed areas) may account for the TI-dependent differences. Watershed areas exhibiting a lower perfusion signal at short TIs (~ 1500 ms) should not be misinterpreted as focal hypoperfused areas.

Type: Article
Title: Impact of the inversion time on regional brain perfusion estimation with clinical arterial spin labeling protocols
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10334-021-00964-7
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10334-021-00964-7
Language: English
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Keywords: Arterial spin labeling, Inversion time, Post-labeling delay, Cerebral blood flow, Brain perfusion, FOCAL CORTICAL DYSPLASIA, TRANSIT-TIME, CEREBRAL PERFUSION, BLOOD-FLOW, MRI, SEVOFLURANE, ACTIVATION, CHILDREN, MODEL
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Neuroinflammation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137658
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