Detection of acute renal failure (ARF) using fast-scan magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Gd-DTPA was studied in a dog model. ARF was produced in five dogs by infusion of norepinephrine (0.75 μg/kg/min) into the renal arteries of 40 minutes. MRI was performed 1 hour later and compared with baseline (pre-ARF) MRI. There was no significant difference in the ratios of signal intensity-vs.-time curves from 0 to 35 seconds after injection of Gd-DTPA. However, a difference between the outer and inner medulla was significant in the time period of 5 to 20 minutes after Gd-DTPA injection. These later signal intensity differences by fast-scan (gradient-echo) technique may be useful in the evaluation of ARF.
- animal study
- kidney disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology