MR angiography of the aortic arch vessels and upper extremities is a noninvasive alternative to conventional catheter angiography without the risks of stroke or the potential toxicity of iodinated contrast. The use of optimized, breath hold gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography provides excellent image quality with the capability of display options not available with conventional angiography. This article demonstrates the utility of this new technique in the diagnosis of congenital and acquired conditions of the supra aortic vascular system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jun 11 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging