Measurement of total and unilateral renal blood flow by oblique-angle velocity-encoded 2D-cine magnetic resonance angiography.

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Two independent measurements of total renal blood flow (RBF) were made in healthy human subjects (n = 14, mean age 30 yr) by CINE phase-contrast magnetic resonance angiography. RBF, measured by summing the flows measured in the right and left renal arteries, was 1152 ± 44 ml/min (mean ± SE). RBF, measured from the difference between supra- and infrarenal abdominal aorta flow, was 1109 ± 68 ml/min. Regression analysis of the comparison of these two different RBF calculations yielded a correlation coefficient of 0.72 at a p < .05 level of significance. Based on other studies of RBF in normal subjects by para-aminohippuric acid (PAH) clearance, the expected RBF in this subject group was 1211 ± 62 ml/min. The results indicate that noninvasive measurement of RBF is possible using phase-contrast magnetic resonance methods.


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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Flow velocity, Magnetic resonance imaging, Aortic blood flow
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes