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Abstract #3589

Mapping Hepatic Blood Oxygenation based on quantitative BOLD

Xiang He 1 , Serter Gumus 1 , and Kyong Tae Bae 1

1 Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Hepatic tissue hypoxia is a significant indicator of cellular dysfunction in liver diseases and may predict the outcome of interventions. While BOLD or oxygen-enhanced BOLD can provide qualitative assessment of tissue oxygenation, the measurement is relative and lacks specific. In this study, we have demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing the liver qBOLD technique to non-invasively estimate the regional hepatic blood oxygen saturation and hepatic blood volume. Our results were in good agreement with the reported values in literature.

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