Angiography and Perfusion Studies with I Molar Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent
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With its high resolution and non-invasive character, contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) is fast becoming a diagnostic method of choice in detecting cardiovascular disease. Additionally, MR scanners can also perform first-pass perfusion studies with contrast agents for the detection and characterization of tissue ischemia. This highly-illustrated text is based on the extensive experience with CE-MRA and perfusion studies by a team of Czech cardiologists and radiologists. They have chosen a practical rather than theoretical approach to apprize the reader of what they need to do when performing MR angiography or perfusion studies with high-concentration contrast agents.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Principles of MRI 3. Contrast Agents - Basic Concepts 4. Gadolinium Non-Specific Contrast Agents 5. Non-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography 6. Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resoance Angiography (CE-MRA) 7. CE-MRA of Carotid Arteries 8. CE-MRA of Aorta 9. CD-MRA of Peripheral Arteries 10. Contrast-Enhanced Cardiac Imaging
"…a wealth of information….a useful introduction for cardiologists and radiologists who are interested in performing contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography."
-Texas Heart Institute Journal