Thoracic aortic dissection and aneurysm: Evaluation with nonenhanced true FISP MR angiography in less than 4 minutes

F. Scott Pereles, Richard M. McCarthy, Visveshwar Baskaran, James C. Carr, Vipul Kapoor, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, J. Paul Finn

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Abstract

Comprehensive aortic magnetic resonance (MR) examinations currently include multiple nonenhanced and contrast material-enhanced sequences. The authors hypothesized that the nonenhanced true fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP) portion alone of their comprehensive imaging protocol would be adequate to confidently confirm or exclude dissection or aneurysm of the aorta. In a retrospective review of 29 comprehensive thoracic aortic MR examinations, nonenhanced true FISP MR imaging alone was 100% accurate for determining the presence or absence of dissection or aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume223
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aneurysm aortic
  • Aorta dissection
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), cine study
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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