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Title: The measurement of abnormal and normal blood flow to the liver using magnetic resonance imaging
Author: Wilson, Daniel Jonathan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 7911
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2009
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The liver is a unique organ having both an arterial and venous blood supply. The arterial supply is via the hepatic artery and the venous supply is via the portal vein. In a healthy liver the fraction of blood that is delivered via the hepatic artery is approximately 20%. This fraction is called the hepatic arterial fraction. In a variety of liver diseases including cirrhosis and when there are colorectal metastases present in the liver this fraction increases. The measurement of this fraction has been attempted using Doppler ultrasound, radioisotopes, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) but despite initial promising results the method has not proven to be reproducible at different centres.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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