© 2005

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications

  • Günther Schneider
  • Martin R. Prince
  • James F. M. Meaney
  • Vincent B. Ho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Technical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Backens, Bernd Schmitz
      Pages 3-22
    3. Vincent B. Ho, William R. Corse, Jeffrey H. Maki
      Pages 23-42
    4. F. Scott Pereles, Vincent B. Ho
      Pages 43-54
    5. Philippe C. Douek, Marcela Hernández-Hoyos, Maciej Orkisz
      Pages 55-64
  3. Contrast Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
  4. Head and Neck Vessels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Kenneth R. Maravilla, Baocheng Chu
      Pages 81-102
    3. Nicoletta Anzalone, Armando Tartaro
      Pages 103-138
  5. Thorax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Günther Schneider
      Pages 141-161
    3. Jeffrey P. Goldman
      Pages 163-175
  6. Coronary Arteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Milind Y. Desai, Matthias Stuber
      Pages 179-192
  7. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Honglei Zhang, Stefan Schoenberg, Martin R. Prince
      Pages 209-229
    3. Mathias Goyen
      Pages 231-244

About this book


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. Subdivided into three sections (technique, indications and practical applications) and written by internationally renowned experts in the field, this volume stands out in the current literature on MRA by providing:

- detailed information on sequence parameters for different magnets and vascular territories for the optimization of the MRA technique;

- a broad overview of the principal indications for which contrast-enhanced MR angiography is ideally suited;

- the typical MR imaging findings associated with various pathologies;

- the appropriateness of contrast-enhanced MRA as compared with other modalities, such as CTA and CEUS;

- the potential pitfalls and limitations of the technique in clinical routine.

The volume will prove invaluable to radiologists and clinicians wishing to expand, improve, or consolidate their routine approach to vascular MR imaging.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schneider
    • 1
  • Martin R. Prince
    • 2
    • 3
  • James F. M. Meaney
    • 4
  • Vincent B. Ho
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologySaarland University HospitalHomburg/SaarGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyColumbia College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.MRI DepartmentSt. James’s HospitalDublinIreland
  5. 5.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

About the editors

Schneider (Eds.), Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Book Subtitle Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications
  • Editors G. Schneider
    M.R. Prince
    J.F.M. Meaney
    V.B. Ho
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-0266-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-0352-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 358
  • Number of Illustrations 333 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

"The latest book available covering the evolving sub-speciality of magnetic resonance angiography.Practitioners...will refer to this textbook again and again. A very attractive feature of this textbook is the utilisation of simple block diagrams to display anatomical and congenital variations. These are done with great clarity and are extremely useful in many instances. Overall, however, I believe this to be an excellent textbook which covers the whole field of MR angiography in an extremely worthwhile manner with multiple images of superb quality. I think this book has set the standard for textbooks on magnetic resonance angiography for the years to come." (RAD Magazine, September, 2005)

"It is a comprehensive book, which has been written for professionals referring the patients as well as for those (radiologists and technicians) who take care of them at the MR suite. … This book is recommended to radiologists in training and to experienced radiologists and technicians involved in magnetic resonance. Nonradiologists professionals can find very valuable information in this book which provides an excellent approach of MR indications and limitations." (M. Chaker and J.-N. Dacher, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, Vol. 27 (6), 2005)