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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.
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2010
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
DOI: 10.1159/000313774
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Acute Kidney Injury.physiopathology.therapy
Blood Flow Velocity.physiology
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Output
Contrast Media
Critical Illness
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.methods
Middle Aged
Renal Artery.physiology
Renal Circulation.physiology
Renal Replacement Therapy
Vascular Resistance
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