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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 242–248 | Cite as

Rapid MR venography in children using a blood pool contrast agent and multi-station fat-water-separated volumetric imaging

  • Pejman Ghanouni
  • Shannon G. Walters
  • Shreyas S. VasanawalaEmail author
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Abstract

A rapid, reliable radiation-free method of pediatric body venography might complement US by evaluating veins in the abdomen and pelvis and by providing a global depiction of venous anatomy. We describe a MR venography technique utilizing gadofosveset, a blood pool contrast agent, in children. The technique allows high-spatial-resolution imaging of the veins from the diaphragm to the knees in less than 15 min of total exam time.

Keywords

Venography MRI Gadofosveset Blood pool contrast agent 

Notes

Acknowledgments

P.G. would like to thank Søren G.F. Rasmussen for his assistance with the preparation of the figures.

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pejman Ghanouni
    • 1
  • Shannon G. Walters
    • 1
  • Shreyas S. Vasanawala
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyStanford University, Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanfordUSA

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