Patent Number: 8,791,699

Title: Simultaneous ASL/bold functional MRI

Abstract: This disclosure is generally drawn to methods, systems, appliances and/or apparati related to obtaining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. More specifically, the disclosure relates to obtaining MRI images using arterial spin labeling (ASL) and blood-oxygen-level dependence functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) techniques. In some examples, a method of obtaining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image(s) is provided. An example method may include providing arterial spin labeling (ASL) labeling, obtaining at least one ASL acquisition after ASL labeling, and obtaining at least one blood-oxygen-level dependence functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) acquisition after ASL labeling.

Inventors: Hernandez-Garcia; Luis (Ann Arbor, MI), Vannest; Jennifer (Cincinnati, OH), Holland; Scott (Cincinnati, OH), Schmithorst; Vincent (Batavia, OH)

Assignee: Children's Hospital Medical Center

International Classification: G01V 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018