Arterial Spin-Labeled MR Perfusion Imaging: Clinical Applications

Jeffrey M. Pollock, Huan Tan, Robert A. Kraft, Christopher T. Whitlow, Jonathan H. Burdette, Joseph A. Maldjian

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Arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging soon will be available as a routine clinical perfusion imaging sequence for a significant number of MR imaging scanners. The ASL perfusion technique offers information similar to that provided by conventional dynamic susceptibility sequences, but it does not require the use of an intravenous contrast agent, and the data can be quantified. The appearance of pathology is affected significantly by the ASL techniques used. Familiarity with the available sequence parameter options and the common appearances of pathology facilitates perfusion interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-338
Number of pages24
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009


  • Applications
  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Arterial spin-labeled MR imaging
  • Perfusion
  • Pulsed arterial spin labeling
  • Stroke imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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