06957097 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 9 patents.

Pulsatile flow is measured using magnetic resonance imaging without cardiac gating using a phase-contrast excitation method to rapidly quantify blood flow and using a spiral k-space trajectory for image data read-out to mitigate deleterious effects of pulsatility. Post-processing of the read-out data provides a cumulative-average velocity plot from which a period of a cardiac cycle is obtained. Time-averaged blood flow rates can be rapidly and robustly measured and is more repeatable than conventional gated techniques.

Title
Rapid measurement of time-averaged blood flow using ungated spiral phase-contrast MRI
Application Number
10/125010
Publication Number
6957097 (B2)
Application Date
April 17, 2002
Publication Date
October 18, 2005
Inventor
Dwight B Nishimura
Palo Alto
CA, US
Jong B Park
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
Assignee
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
CA, US
IPC
A61B 005/05
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