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.
- Aneurysm aortic
- Aorta dissection
- Magnetic resonance (MR), cine study
- Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging