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|Title:||Ciné phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging for the measurement of renal blood flow.|
|Authors:||Prowle, John R;Molan, Maurice P;Hornsey, Emma;Bellomo, Rinaldo|
|Affiliation:||Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia.|
|Citation:||Contributions To Nephrology 2010; 165(): 329-36|
|Abstract:||During critical illness, reductions in renal blood flow (RBF) are believed to be a major cause of kidney dysfunction, and therapy is often aimed at restoration of RBF. Despite this, our ability to measure RBF during critical illness has been limited by the invasiveness of the available techniques. Ciné Phase-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CPC-MRI) represents an entirely noninvasive, contrast-free method of measuring blood flow with the potential of enabling the measurement of blood flow to major organs including the kidney. We have recently assessed the feasibility of measuring RBF by means of CPC-MRI in 2 critically ill patients with septic acute kidney injury and were able to compare such measurements to those obtained in a normal volunteer.|
|Internal ID Number:||20427985|
|Subjects:||Acute Kidney Injury.physiopathology.therapy|
Blood Flow Velocity.physiology
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.methods
Renal Replacement Therapy
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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