Magnetic resonance angiography of chest and abdomen at 3 T

Ulrich Kramer, Kambiz Nael, Michael Fenchel, Stephan Miller

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Abstract

During the past decade, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) has been proven to be a powerful tool to visualize the thoracoabdominal vasculature and, consequently, has become a widely accepted noninvasive imaging modality. With the more recent introduction of high-field whole-body magnetic resonance scanners, a further improvement of diagnostic accuracy can be expected. General considerations for performing high-resolution CE-MRA at higher field strength include the benefits of higher signal-to-noise ratio and an improved contrast between vascular and background tissues. Although there are many positive attributes for performing CE-MRA at 3 T, there are also some tradeoffs, such as static magnetic field inhomogeneity and increase in specific absorption rate. This review describes the main technical innovations of advanced CE-MRA techniques at 3 T, illustrated by characteristic cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-115
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 3 T
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Magnetic resonance ngiography
  • Parallel imaging
  • Technical developments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Magnetic resonance angiography of chest and abdomen at 3 T. / Kramer, Ulrich; Nael, Kambiz; Fenchel, Michael; Miller, Stephan.

In: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 18, No. 2, 04.2007, p. 105-115.

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Kramer, Ulrich ; Nael, Kambiz ; Fenchel, Michael ; Miller, Stephan. / Magnetic resonance angiography of chest and abdomen at 3 T. In: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2007 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 105-115.
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