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Table 1 Quantitative DCE-MRI pharmacokinetic parameters

From: Quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging can be used to predict the pathologic stages of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Parameters Description of parameters Units
Ktrans Endothelial transfer constant ml/min
Kep Reflux rate of contrast agent from EES to plasma and equal to Ktrans/Ve ml/min
Ve Fractional EES volume (= Ktrans/Kep) ml/ml
Vp Fractional plasma volume ml/ml
  1. EES extravascular extracellular space