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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jan;188(1):48-56.

Primary pulmonary hypertension: 3D dynamic perfusion MRI for quantitative analysis of regional pulmonary perfusion.

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Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan. yosirad@kobe-u.ac.jp

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to determine whether quantitative pulmonary perfusion parameters obtained from 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion data can be used to assess the severity of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) as indicated by pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP).

CONCLUSION:

Three-dimensional dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI has potential for assessment of disease severity as indicated by PVR and MPAP in patients with PPH.

PMID:
17179345
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.0135
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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