Clinical Blood Pool MR Imaging

  • Tim Leiner
  • Mathias Goyen
  • Martin Rohrer
  • Stefan Schönberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Contrast Agent Properties and Technical Aspects

  3. Safety and Efficacy

  4. Blood Pool Agents in MRA: Indications, Clinical Applications and Benefits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Marco Essig, Frederik L. Giesel
      Pages 59-68
    3. Christian Fink, Ulrike Attenberger, Konstantin Nikolaou
      Pages 69-79
    4. Henrik J. Michaely
      Pages 81-92
    5. Tim Leiner, Jeffrey H. Maki
      Pages 93-114
    6. Giles Roditi
      Pages 115-130
    7. Harald Kramer, Maximilian F. Reiser, Konstantin Nikolaou
      Pages 131-138
    8. Sandra A. P. Cornelissen, Mathias Prokop, Hence J. M. Verhagen, Lambertus W. Bartels
      Pages 139-146
    9. Joachim Lotz
      Pages 147-156
  5. New Horizons in Vascular Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Sebastian Kelle, Gerald F. Greil, Reza Razavi, Eike Nagel
      Pages 159-168
    3. Marco Essig, Clemens Fitzek
      Pages 169-179
    4. Max J. Lahaye, R. Bert Jan de Bondt, Sanne M. E. Engelen, Geerard L. Beets, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 181-191
    5. Joan C. Vilanova, Klaus Wasser
      Pages 193-197
    6. Michael Forsting
      Pages 199-205
    7. Michael Bock, Frank Wacker
      Pages 207-218
    8. Christoph U. Herborn
      Pages 219-224
  6. Image Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Joachim Graessner
      Pages 227-238
  7. Pharmacoeconomic Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Carsten Schwenke, Susanne Kienbaum, Karsten Bergmann
      Pages 241-250
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


Clinical Blood Pool MR Imaging

»This excellent treatise on Vasovist® created by a team of exceptional faculty who are pioneers in

MR Angiography covers the basic techniques, safety, efficacy, image processing and pharmaco-economic

details to successfully implement a new level of MRA image quality with this new contrast agent.«

Martin Prince, Cornell University, New York

»The editors and authors have made groundbreaking contributions towards establishing MR angiography

in various investigative settings, rendering it more precise and applying it for diverse indications.

The work presented here is founded upon the extensive experience of the editors, as well as the broad

range of experience from other scientific working groups.«

Maximilian Reiser, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Vasovist® (Gadofosveset), worldwide the first blood pool agent, has only recently become available for

clinical use, but has already gained wide acceptance as a tool to improve magnetic resonance angiography.

This book presents the first in-depth introduction to the basic physicochemical aspects of the agent,

the application of Vasovist® in clinical MRA, as well as potential clinical applications beyond MRA and

patient management-related aspects.

The first part of the book explains basic and technical properties of the agent and the differences

of Vasovist® compared to currently available extracellular agents. The second part contains detailed

chapters on safety and efficacy. In the third part the focus is on MR angiographic applications,

and in the fourth part of the book potential clinical fields beyond MRA are explored. All clinical chapters

feature ready-to-use clinical protocols and a series of take home messages that concisely summarize

the current role of blood pool imaging for each specific indication.


MR Angiography MRA Blood Pool Agents MRI Radiology Tumor diagnostics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tim Leiner
    • 1
  • Mathias Goyen
    • 2
  • Martin Rohrer
    • 3
  • Stefan Schönberg
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University Medical Center Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.European Business Unit Diagnostic ImagingBayer Schering Pharma AGBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Department of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine University Hospital MannheimMedical Faculty Mannheim-University of HeidelbergMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77860-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77861-5
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