University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Napoli, Italy.
Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Department of Clinical Medicine - Comparative Medicine Lab, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging (IBB), Italian National Research Council (CNR), Torino, Italy. email@example.com.
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) can provide a noninvasive way for assessing renal functional information following the administration of a small molecular weight gadolinium-based contrast agent. This method may be useful for investigating renal perfusion and glomerular filtration rates of rodents in vivo under various experimental (patho)physiological conditions. Here we describe a step-by-step protocol for DCE-MRI studies in small animals providing practical notes on acquisition parameters, sequences, T(1) mapping approaches and procedures.This chapters is based upon work from the COST Action PARENCHIMA, a community-driven network funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program of the European Union, which aims to improve the reproducibility and standardization of renal MRI biomarkers. This experimental protocol chapter is complemented by two separate chapters describing the basic concept and data analysis.
Hesse B, Tagil K, Cuocolo A, Anagnostopoulos C, Bardies M, Bax J, Bengel F, Busemann Sokole E, Davies G, Dondi M, Edenbrandt L, Franken P, Kjaer A, Knuuti J, Lassmann M, Ljungberg M, Marcassa C, Marie PY, Mckiddie F, O'connor M, Prvuolovich E, Underwood R * 3. 0 T perfusion MR imaging(671 views) Rivista Di Neuroradiologia (ISSN: 1120-9976), 2004; 17(6): 807-812. Impact Factor:0.023 ViewExport to BibTeXExport to EndNote