Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications

Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications

The creation of contrast-enhanced MRA within the early to mid Nineties revolutionized the scientific method of vascular imaging: a correct non-invasive imaging modality, no longer requiring ionizing radiation or in all probability nephrotoxic iodinated distinction media, was once in a position to compete with the extra detrimental and invasive catheter angiography. at the present time, MRA is a secure, easy-to-perform process many times utilized in so much imaging facilities, and the continuing improvement of swifter, extra robust magnets and more suitable distinction brokers is more and more aiding to beat some of the early boundaries of the procedure. Subdivided into 3 sections (technique, symptoms and sensible functions) and written through the world over well known specialists within the box, this quantity sticks out within the present literature on MRA by means of providing:

- exact details on series parameters for various magnets and vascular territories for the optimization of the MRA technique;

- a extensive evaluate of the imperative symptoms for which contrast-enhanced MR angiography is preferably suited;

- the common MR imaging findings linked to quite a few pathologies;

- the appropriateness of contrast-enhanced MRA compared with different modalities, similar to CTA and CEUS;

- the capability pitfalls and barriers of the method in scientific routine.

The quantity will turn out valuable to radiologists and clinicians wishing to extend, enhance, or consolidate their regimen method of vascular MR imaging.

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