Ioannis Koktzoglou

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PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic performance of quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, a nonenhanced two-dimensional electrocardiographically gated single-shot balanced steady-state free precession examination for the evaluation of symptomatic chronic lower limb ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS For this prospective(More)
We performed technical optimization followed by a pilot clinical study of quiescent-interval single-shot MR angiography for peripheral vascular disease. Quiescent-interval single-shot MR angiography acquires data using a modified electrocardiographic (ECG)-triggered, fat suppressed, two-dimensional, balanced steady-state, free precession pulse sequence(More)
OBJECTIVE The joint guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association support the use of contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CEMRA) to diagnose the location and degree of stenosis in patients with known or suspected peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The high prevalence of chronic renal impairment in diabetic patients with PAD(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to assess the diagnostic performance of quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS) MR angiography (MRA) at 3 T for the evaluation of chronic lower limb ischemia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS For this prospective study, 25 patients referred for lower extremity angiography for suspected or known chronic peripheral arterial(More)
PURPOSE To assess a swallowing-compensated, three-dimensional (3D) diffusion-prepared segmented steady-state free precession (3D Nav-D-SSFP) technique for carotid wall MRI with 0.6-mm isotropic spatial resolution, and its utility for semiautomated carotid wall morphometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS The carotid arteries of seven healthy volunteers (N=14) were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of 3D diffusion-prepared balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging with that of 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography in evaluation of the thoracic aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients with indications for contrast-enhanced MR angiography and diffusion-prepared SSFP of(More)
PURPOSE To compare two multislice turbo spin-echo (TSE) carotid artery wall imaging techniques at 1.5 T and 3.0 T, and to investigate the feasibility of higher spatial resolution carotid artery wall imaging at 3.0 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multislice proton density-weighted (PDW), T2-weighted (T2W), and T1-weighted (T1W) inflow/outflow saturation band(More)
PURPOSE To develop a navigator technique enabling free-breathing acquisition to afford sufficient signal averaging for quantitative renal perfusion measurement using arterial spin labeling MRI. METHODS A novel two-dimensional (2D) navigator technique was implemented in concert with flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) preparation and true(More)
Isotropic imaging offers the potential of improving lesion detection and imaging efficiency by enabling orthogonal image reformations without loss of spatial resolution. However, lengthy scan times for T1-weighted isotropic data acquisitions have been an impediment to the routine clinical application of this approach. We tested the feasibility of using the(More)
PURPOSE To propose and test a four-dimensional (4D) dark-blood magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method based on a radial sampling trajectory capable of displaying the human arterial wall and its motion in three spatial dimensions over the cardiac cycle. METHODS The carotid arteries of volunteer and patient subjects were imaged with the proposed 4D(More)