Assessment of Cardiovascular Blood Flow Using 4d (Time + Rd) Flow MRI

Despite the primary role of blood flow measurement for assessing function, cardiovascular diagnostics still rely almost exclusively on tools focused on morphological assessment. Flow characteristics are often assumed rather than measured directly since reliable, non-invasive tools for characterizing and measuring flow dynamics are lacking. A new method for studying cardiovascular blood flow dynamics in patients and healthy subjects has therefore been developed by CMIV, the Medical Image Science and Visualization Unit at Linköping University.

Tino Ebbers, Professor in Cardiovascular Physiology at Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences