Magnetic Resonance Arteriography: Initial Clinical Results

  • P. Lanzer


Definite diagnosis of vascular diseases traditionally relies on detection of filling defects on contrast-enhanced radiograms [1]. Some of the limitations of this luminographic approach, such as risk of complications, exposure to ionizing radiation, and inadequate spatial definition of lesion morphology, are well recognized. Others, such as frequent underestimation of the intramural extent and severity of the disease, the lack of tissue characterization, and the virtual absence of information regarding flow and vessel wall functin have only recently received due attention [2, 3]. However, despite these limitations, at the outset of the 1990s, radiographic arteriography remains the definite means to assess patients with vascular disease.


Carotid Bifurcation Deep Femoral Artery Initial Clinical Result Septal Hematoma Maximum Intensity Projec 
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