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Monday, October 16, 2006

paramagnetic effects of supplemental oxygen on FLAIR images

This is an Intersting paper on the effects oxygen has on the FLAIR sequences. Oxygen can have an effect on CSF on patiens recieveing oxygen during an MR exam. http://www.ajnr.org/cgi/reprint/25/2/274.pdf
****Since I first posted this article I have witnessed this first hand sevral times now. The patients have been on ventilators with high levels of oxygen and the Rads have refered back to this article when reading the brain scan.**** Thanks again to the contributors of the article
Yoshimi Anzai, Makiko Ishikawa, Dennis W. W. Shaw, Alan Artru,
Vasily Yarnykh, and Kenneth R. Maravilla.

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