Susceptibility artifact from platinum coil packs impairs the visibility of perianeurysmal soft tissues at conventional 3D time-of-flight MR angiography. These artifacts limit the evaluation for residual-recurrent aneurysm and parent vessel stenosis. Reducing the echo time can decrease the artifact and improve perianeurysmal visualization. The purpose of this study was to assess quantitatively the effect of decreasing the echo time on artifact production at different field strengths and coil pack densities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology