Introduction What the model is What it does How it was implemented The model in action Results
Purpose of the model To describe the function of the kidney mathematically. To enable renal function to be measure from imaging. A number of attempts to do this with limited success. 1-3 Tofts’ model measures: renal filtration, renal blood volume and blood flow. 4,5
C p art C p glom CdCd ABC Composition of the model A: B and C:
The future A few mathematical discrepancies to fix Publish the program on the internet Test the model with diseased kidneys Use as a research tool Use in clinical practice
References 1.David LB, Ala'a ES, Ching MC, Andrew PJ, Hari M, Philip AK. Measurement of single kidney function using dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI: Comparison of two models in human subjects. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006;24(5):1117-23. 2.Miles KA, Leggett DA, Bennett GA. CT derived Patlak images of the human kidney. Br J Radiol. 1999 Feb;72(854):153-8. 3.Daghini E, Juillard L, Haas JA, Krier JD, Romero JC, Lerman LO. Comparison of mathematic models for assessment of glomerular filtration rate with electron-beam CT in pigs. Radiology. 2007 Feb;242(2):417-24. 4.Tofts PS, Cutajar M, Mendichovszky IA, Peters AM, Miles KA, Buckley DL, et al. Estimation of renal filtration and vascular parameters using a simple three- compartment model for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of the kidney. Unpublished Work: Brighton and Sussex Medical School 2010. 5.Tofts PS, Cutajar M, Mendichovszky IA, Gordon I. Accurate and precise measurement of renal filtration and vascular parameters using DCE-MRI and a 3- compartment model. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Conference. Stockholm 2010.