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Table 2 Functional renal imaging sequences

From: Assessment of the kidneys: magnetic resonance angiography, perfusion and diffusion

Sequence Type Description
MR-perfusion and filtration measurements Allow assessment of renal blood flow and calculation of split renal function
Diffusion-weighted imaging/Diffusion tensor imaging ADC-values roughly correlate with renal function, FA-values can be used as marker for renal fibrosis
BOLD-Measurements Specific R2* changes can be seen in various diseases (ATN, chronic rejection)
T2-Measurements Experimental technique wherein T2 seems to correlate with renal function