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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 16

of 'Principles of magnetic resonance imaging'

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MR angiography of the chest.
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Vogt FM, Goyen M, Debatin JF
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Radiol Clin North Am. 2003;41(1):29.
 
Using the described strategies all relevant disease processes of the thoracic vessels can be fully depicted using contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MRA. The aorta and the major neck and arm vessels are well visualized. Vascular pathologies, such as aneurysms, dissections, and occlusions, are readily recognized. With the implementation of high-performance gradients, three-dimensional MRA of the pulmonary vasculature has become possible even in dyspneic patients. Congenital lesions, such as coarctations, are particularly well suited for analysis with these techniques.
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Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany. florian.vogt@uni-essen.de
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