Extremity veins: Evaluation with fast-spin-echo MR venography

David A. Bluemke, Ronald L. Wolf, Ichiro Tani, Shuichi Tachiki, Elliot R. McVeigh, Elias A. Zerhouni

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Abstract

The authors evaluated a flow-independent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique in extremity veins with slow flow that relies on the prolonged T2 of blood to create angiographic contrast. A commercially available heavily T2-weighted fast-spin-echo sequence was optimized for MR venography in volunteer and phantom studies. Good depiction of venous anatomy was routinely obtained with the optimized method. Fast-spin-echo MR venography allowed evaluation of slow-flow systems such as the calf and forearm veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-565
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume204
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Bluemke, D. A., Wolf, R. L., Tani, I., Tachiki, S., McVeigh, E. R., & Zerhouni, E. A. (1997). Extremity veins: Evaluation with fast-spin-echo MR venography. Radiology, 204(2), 562-565. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.204.2.9240553