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Intravascular Interventions with Active MR Tracking

  • J. F. Debatin
  • S. Wildermuth
  • G. K. von Schulthess
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Fundamental to the success and safety of intravascular procedures, such as embolization or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), is the visualization of the catheter and guidewire relative to the area of treatment. To-date this is achieved with X-ray fluoroscopy. Exposure to ionizing radiation, limited soft tissue contrast, and the inability to image in cross section have motivated the exploration of alternative imaging strategies.

Keywords

Renal Artery Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Middle Hepatic Vein Paramagnetic Contrast Agent Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto Systemic Shunt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Debatin
    • 1
  • S. Wildermuth
    • 1
  • G. K. von Schulthess
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Diagnostic RadiologyZurich University HospitalZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear MedicineZurich University HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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