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Magnetic Resonance Angiography in the Abdomen and Pelvis

  • G. P. Krestin
  • J. F. Debatin
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Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


The magnetic resonance (MR) experiment is exquis­itely sensitive to flow. Motion affects both Tl and T2 relaxations; the former is referred to as “time-of-flight” and the latter as “spin phase” effects. While these mo­tion phenomena can cause considerable artifacts in conventional MR imaging, they can be exploited to form the basis of what is generally referred to as MR-angiography (MRA). Due to motion-induced signal modulation, vessels with flowing blood acquire a signal that can be differentiated from surrounding stationary tissues. MRA techniques use this signal contrast be­tween vessels and stationary tissues for the non-inva-sive assessment of both vascular morphology and func­tion.


Inferior Vena Cava Magnetic Resonance Angiography Spin Echo Portal Venous System Ovarian Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Krestin
    • 1
  • J. F. Debatin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical RadiologyUniversity Hospital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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