Functional renal imaging: Nonvascular renal disease

H. J. Michaely, K. A. Herrmann, K. Nael, N. Oesingmann, M. F. Reiser, S. O. Schoenberg

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Functional renal imaging-a fast-growing field of MR-imaging-applies different sequence types to gather information about the kidneys other than morphology and angiography. This update article presents the current status of different functional imaging approaches and presents current and potential clinical applications. Apart from conventional in-phase and opposed-phase imaging, which already yields information about the tiusse composition, BOLD (blood-oxygenation level dependent) sequences, DWI (diffusion-weighted imaging) sequences, perfusion measurements, and dedicated contrast agents are used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • ASL
  • BOLD
  • DWI
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Functional renal imaging
  • Kidney
  • Renal perfusion
  • Spin labeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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