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MR Angiography of the Body

  • E. Neri
  • M. Cosottini
  • D. Caramella
  • Considers in depth issues relating to image acquisition technique and sequences

  • Explains in detail the clinical applications of MRA in various parts of the body

  • Discusses the role of MRA in transplant patients

  • Includes numerous high-quality illustrations

  • Written by acknowledged experts in the field


Part of the Diagnostic Imaging book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Image Acquisition Technique and Sequences

    1. Angelo Vanzulli
      Pages 3-6
    2. Ilaria Pesaresi, Mirco Cosottini
      Pages 8-16
    3. Marco Francone, Michele Anzidei, Ilaria Iacucci, Francesco Vullo, Carlo Catalano
      Pages 17-25
    4. Andrea Laghi, Pasquale Paolantonio, Marco Rengo, Paola Lucchesi
      Pages 27-33
    5. Lorenzo Faggioni, Emanuele Neri
      Pages 35-44
  3. Clinical Applications

    1. Claudio Vignali, Valentina Vallini, Francesca Bianchi
      Pages 47-71
    2. Mirco Cosottini, Ilaria Pesaresi
      Pages 73-85
    3. Marco Di Terlizzi, Ambrosini Roberta, Rita Fossaceca, Alessandro Carriero
      Pages 87-104
    4. Massimo Lombardi, Matteo Milanesi
      Pages 105-114
    5. Virna Zampa, Francesca Turini, Lorenzo Faggioni, Gabriele Caproni
      Pages 115-125
    6. Francesco De Cobelli, Elena Belloni, Alessandro Del Maschio
      Pages 127-141
  4. Special Topics: Transplants

    1. Piero Boraschi, Francescamaria Donati, Simonetta Salemi, Francesca Turini
      Pages 145-155
    2. Piero Boraschi, Francescamaria Donati, Valentina Battaglia
      Pages 157-168
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-181

About this book


Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) continues to undergo exciting technological advances that are rapidly being translated into clinical practice. It also has evident advantages over other imaging modalities, including better patient safety compared with CT angiography and superior accuracy and contrast resolution compared with ultrasonography. With the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations, this book reviews the current role of MRA of the body. It is divided into three sections. The first section is devoted to issues relating to image acquisition technique and sequences. Individual chapters focus on flow-based MRA, contrast media, contrast-enhanced MRA, artifacts, and image processing. The second and principal section of the book addresses the clinical applications of MRA in various parts of the body, including the neck vessels, the spine, the thoracic aorta and pulmonary vessels, the heart and coronary arteries, the abdominal aorta and renal arteries, and peripheral vessels. The role of the blood pool contrast agents for the diagnosis and characterization of vascular disease is fully explored. The final section considers the role of MRA in patients undergoing liver or pancreas and kidney transplantation. This book will be an invaluable aid to all radiologists who work with MRA.


Angiography of the Body Contrast Media Heart and Coronary Arteries Kidney Transplantation Liver Transplantation Magnetic Resonance Angiography Pancreas Transplantation computed tomography (CT)

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Neri
    • 1
  • M. Cosottini
    • 2
  • D. Caramella
    • 3
  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department of Oncology, Transplants, and Advanced Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Neuroradiology Department of NeurosciencesUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department of Oncology, Transplants, and Advanced Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title MR Angiography of the Body
  • Editors Emanuele Neri
    Mirco Cosottini
    Davide Caramella
  • Series Title Diagnostic Imaging
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-79716-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-23590-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-79717-3
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Internal Medicine
    Transplant Surgery
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“The authors discuss the use of MR angiography, including the use of contrast enhancement, in evaluating clinical applications to the vessels of the neck, chest, and abdomen as well as peripheral vessels and liver, pancreas, and kidney transplants. … This serves as an excellent reference of the use of MR angiography in evaluating vascular disease in the designated areas. It will be a valuable resource for practicing radiologists, and a useful reference for radiology trainees.” (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

“The aim of this 168 page/13 chapter book is to introduce the latest information and updated (2009) references in the field of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to the reader. … Numerous images are presented and are of high quality, perfectly reproduced all throughout the book. … the text does well in the radiological world and is accepted by clinicians who will be elucidated by the importance of MRA imaging in patient care.” (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 116, 2011)