ASL Perfusion Imaging: Clinical Experience in Patients with Cerebrovascular Steno-Occlusive Disease

Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an MR perfusion technique which uses magnetically labeled arterial blood as tracer for measuring local tissue perfusion [1–4]. [...]

Cerebral Blood Flow Measurements in Elderly Using Arterial Spin Labeling at 3T

Current research at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University is focused on the long-term impact of specific dietary components and physical exercise on both CBF and cognitive performance. We primarily target overweight and slightly obese elderly while using ASL to quantify changes in (regional) CBF. [...]

Brain Perfusion Imaging in a Case of Thalamic Stroke: a Clinical Application of 3D Pseudo-Continuous ASL (PCASL)

3D PCASL can be used for non-invasive monitoring of metabolic and functional correlates of a stroke lesion, both in the acute and chronic phase, and to evaluate areas beyond the local tissue damage. [...]

Introduction to Advanced Techniques in MR Neuroimaging

This article provides a comprehensive introduction to advanced techniques in neuroimaging, including fMRI, DTI, DWI, ASL, SWI. [...]

New Non-Contrast MR Techniques (for MR angiography and tissue perfusion)

NATIVE enables excellent non-contrast MR angiographic imaging, with reproducible results. This new software/scan approach is particularly important given that the use of intravenous contrast media has come under recent increased scrutiny. Of relevance, the gadolinium chelates (and specifically the less stable agents in this class), which are used as MR contrast agents, have been linked to a condition called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) that can occur in patients with renal insufficiency. [...]