Noninvasive evaluation of renal oxygenation in diabetic nephropathy by BOLD-MRI

European Journal of Radiology, 06/08/2012

BOLD–MRI can non–invasively detect and assess the renal hypoxia in diabetes. The findings suggest that hypoxia in medulla is more apparent and earlier than in cortex. During the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN), a reversion of corticomedullary oxygenation gradient can be detected, thus, MCR would be adopted to suppose the progression and prognosis of DN.

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