Peripheral Artery Magnetic Resonance Angiography

  • Jason CraftEmail author
  • Subha V. Raman


The advent of table movement angiography, high field strengths, fast gradient systems, and parallel imaging has rapidly advanced magnetic resonance imaging of the peripheral vascular system. In addition to contrast-enhanced techniques, non-contrast techniques are also robust and have gathered recent interest and attention with concerns over nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium retention. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques show excellent agreement with digital subtraction angiography (DSA), avoid the use of ionizing radiation, and avoid invasive procedure-related complications. This chapter provides an overview of the applications, technical considerations, and limitations of different MR-based methods to image the peripheral arteries.


Peripheral artery magnetic resonance angiography Peripheral arterial disease MRA Peripheral artery MRA Contrast-enhanced techniques SSFP-based non-contrast MRA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Francis Hospital, Catholic Health Systems of Long IslandDematteis Research CenterGreenvaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyThe Ohio State University Wexner College of MedicineColumbusUSA

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