Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications

  • Günther Schneider
  • Martin R. Prince
  • James F. M. Meaney
  • Vincent B. Ho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Technical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Backens, Bernd Schmitz
      Pages 3-22
    3. Vincent B. Ho, William R. Corse, Jeffrey H. Maki
      Pages 23-42
    4. F. Scott Pereles, Vincent B. Ho
      Pages 43-54
    5. Philippe C. Douek, Marcela Hernández-Hoyos, Maciej Orkisz
      Pages 55-64
  3. Contrast Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
  4. Head and Neck Vessels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Kenneth R. Maravilla, Baocheng Chu
      Pages 81-102
    3. Nicoletta Anzalone, Armando Tartaro
      Pages 103-138
  5. Thorax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Günther Schneider
      Pages 141-161
    3. Jeffrey P. Goldman
      Pages 163-175
  6. Coronary Arteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Milind Y. Desai, Matthias Stuber
      Pages 179-192
  7. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Honglei Zhang, Stefan Schoenberg, Martin R. Prince
      Pages 209-229
    3. Mathias Goyen
      Pages 231-244
    4. Mathias Goyen
      Pages 245-253
  8. Peripheral Arteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Jeffrey H. Maki
      Pages 285-300
    3. Mathias Goyen
      Pages 301-308
  9. MR Angiography in Pediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Peter Fries, Roland Seidel, Günther Schneider
      Pages 311-328
  10. MR Venography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Stefan G. Ruehm
      Pages 331-340
  11. Clinical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Robert A. Lookstein
      Pages 343-350
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 351-356

About this book


The advent of contrast-enhanced MRA in the early to mid 1990s revolutionized the clinical approach to vascular imaging: an accurate non-invasive imaging modality, not requiring ionizing radiation or potentially nephrotoxic iodinated contrast media, was able to compete with the more hazardous and invasive catheter angiography. Today, MRA is a safe, easy-to-perform procedure routinely used in most imaging centers, and the continued development of faster, more powerful magnets and more effective contrast agents is increasingly helping to overcome many of the early limitations of the technique. Subdivided into three sections (technique, indications and practical applications) and written by internationally renowned experts in the field, this volume stands out in the current literature on MRA by providing:

- detailed information on sequence parameters for different magnets and vascular territories for the optimization of the MRA technique;

- a broad overview of the principal indications for which contrast-enhanced MR angiography is ideally suited;

- the typical MR imaging findings associated with various pathologies;

- the appropriateness of contrast-enhanced MRA as compared with other modalities, such as CTA and CEUS;

- the potential pitfalls and limitations of the technique in clinical routine.

The volume will prove invaluable to radiologists and clinicians wishing to expand, improve, or consolidate their routine approach to vascular MR imaging.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schneider
    • 1
  • Martin R. Prince
    • 2
    • 3
  • James F. M. Meaney
    • 4
  • Vincent B. Ho
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologySaarland University HospitalHomburg/SaarGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyColumbia College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.MRI DepartmentSt. James’s HospitalDublinIreland
  5. 5.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0266-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0352-1
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