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Update on state of the art magnetic resonance angiography techniques

Authors Brinjikji W, Young P

Received 2 September 2014

Accepted for publication 23 October 2014

Published 15 May 2015 Volume 2015:3 Pages 9—16

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JVD.S73647

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Rahmi Oklu


Waleed Brinjikji, Phillip M Young

Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Abstract: Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is a dynamic and growing field. In most cases, MRA has replaced conventional angiography and computed tomographic angiography in the evaluation of vascular disease. Numerous MRA techniques are available in clinical practice, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. A number of non-contrast techniques are available that do not expose patients to the potentially toxic effects of gadolinium. Dynamic time-resolved imaging is emerging as an important tool in the evaluation of the hemodynamic consequences of vascular disease. In this review, we summarize the state of the art in MRA of the aorta and peripheral arteries.

Keywords: magnetic resonance angiography, aorta, renal arteries, mesenteric arteries, peripheral arteries

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