Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Jeremy D. Collins
  • Timothy Scanlon


Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is an accepted modality for arterial imaging of the lower extremities. Lower extremity MRA (LE-MRA) primarily relies on subtracted gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional spoiled gradient echo sequences. The modality has evolved with the evolution of low-dose time-resolved gadolinium-enhanced angiography sequences. LE-MRA has also benefited from the continued evolution of noncontrast angiography techniques, enabling safe and accurate arterial imaging in patients with renal insufficiency.


Magnetic Resonance Angiography Popliteal Artery Arterial Spin Label Cystic Adventitial Disease Venous Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, RadiologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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