, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 775-784
Date: 08 Mar 2012

Maximizing time-resolved MRA for differentiation of hemangiomas, vascular malformations and vascularized tumors

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Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using time-resolved imaging is a relatively new and increasingly popular technique. We will describe the technique utilized at our institution, Time-Resolved Imaging of Contrast Kinetics (TRICKS; GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI), and the parameters that can be adjusted to optimize the exam. We will review key imaging features of hemangiomas and vascular malformations in various modalities, with a special emphasis on the TRICKS appearance.