Towse TF, Childs BT, Sabin SA, Bush EC, Elder CP, Damon BM. Comparison of muscle BOLD responses to arterial occlusion at 3 and 7 Tesla. Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2016 Mar;75(75). 1333-40. Paper PMID: 25884888 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4609213 NIHMSID: NIHMS646205.
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of muscle BOLD (mBOLD) imaging at 7 Tesla (T) by comparing the changes in R2 * of muscle at 3 and 7T in response to a brief period of tourniquet-induced ischemia.