MRI of the Lung – ready … get set … go!
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Biederer, MD; et al.
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kiel, Germany | 15-04-2011
MRI of the lung can be applied in a variety of clinical scenarios. It is a feasible alternative to CT – as it avoids unnecessary radiation in young patients and provides additional physiological information such as perfusion or respiratory dynamics. Diffusion-weighted imaging can even add biological information about cell density.
In this report, Professor Biederer (University Hospital Kiel, Germany) gives a detailed review on lung imaging protocols available with Siemens MRI systems and an insight into typical applications for lung MRI.
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