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Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Publication year: 2005

ISBN: 978-88-470-0352-1

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The advent of contrast-enhanced MRA in the early to mid 1990s revolutionized the clinical approach to vascular imaging: an accurate non-invasive imaging modality, not requiring ionizing radiation or potentially nephrotoxic iodinated contrast media, was able to compete with the more hazardous and invasive catheter angiography. Today, MRA is a safe, easy-to-perform procedure routinely used in most imaging centers, and the continued development of faster, more powerful magnets and more effective contrast agents is increasingly helping to overcome many of the early limitations of the technique.

Subject: Medicine, Aorta, Arteries, Contrast Media, Contrast-Enhanced MRA, Veins, Vessels, angiography, circulation, diagnostic imaging, heart, magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), pediatrics, radiation