Lower extremity MR angiography: Universal retrofitting of high-field-strength systems with stepping kinematic imaging platforms - Initial experience

A. N. Shetty, K. G. Bis, A. J. Duerinckx, V. R. Narra

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Abstract

In 15 volunteers and 84 patients with clinically suspected peripheral vascular disease, a stepping kinematic imaging platform, a manual retrofit stepping magnetic resonance (MR) imaging table, was used with three high-field-strength MR imaging systems to perform multistation peripheral contrast material-enhanced MR angiography in the lower extremity with the existing system phased-array coil. Each examination was performed in less than 45 minutes. Mounting of the stepping kinematic imaging platform was quick and simple and allowed rapid repositioning of a patient relative to the phased-array coil and acquisition of high-spatial-resolution MR angiograms of the peripheral vasculature with use of one injection of MR imaging contrast agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-291
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology
Volume222
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Arteries, MR,
  • Arteries, extremities
  • Arteries, stenosis or obstruction
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies

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