Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2009 May;17(2):277-89. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2009.01.007.

Fundamentals of quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging.

Author information

1
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710, USA. paldi001@mc.duke.edu

Abstract

Quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MR imaging) has the power to provide information regarding physiologic characteristics of the microvasculature and is, therefore, of great potential value to the practice of oncology. In particular, these techniques could have a significant impact on the development of novel anticancer therapies as a promising biomarker of drug activity. Standardization of DCE-MR imaging acquisition and analysis to provide more reproducible measures of tumor vessel physiology is of crucial importance to realize this potential. The purpose of this article is to review the pathophysiologic basis and technical aspects of DCE-MR imaging techniques.

PMID:
19406359
DOI:
10.1016/j.mric.2009.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center