Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 775–784

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

  • Jane S. Kim
  • Alexander Chandler
  • Ross Borzykowski
  • Beverly Thornhill
  • Benjamin H. Taragin


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.


MRA TRICKS Hemangiomas Vascular malformations Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane S. Kim
    • 1
  • Alexander Chandler
    • 1
  • Ross Borzykowski
    • 1
  • Beverly Thornhill
    • 1
  • Benjamin H. Taragin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA

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