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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)
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)
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)
This HIPAA-compliant study had institutional review board approval. Informed consent was obtained. The purpose was to prospectively evaluate a segmented three-dimensional (3D) double inversion recovery (DIR)-prepared steady-state free precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence for fast high-spatial-resolution black-blood carotid arterial(More)
This work developed a three-dimensional (3D) diffusion-prepared segmented steady-steady free precession (DP-SSFP) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) sequence for black-blood (BB) thoracic aortic and carotid wall visualization. In 14 healthy volunteers, BB CMR of the thoracic aorta (n = 7) and carotid arteries (n = 7) was performed over 12 cm and 3 cm(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of black-blood turbo spin-echo imaging of the left anterior descending coronary artery wall at 3 Tesla under free-breathing and breath-hold conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Proton density-weighted black-blood turbo spin-echo imaging of the left anterior descending coronary artery was performed on 15 volunteers on a 3 T(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the signal properties of 2D time of flight (TOF), quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS), ECG-gated 3D fast spin-echo (FBI), and ungated 3D fast spin-echo ghost (Ghost) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) over a range of flow velocities in a pulsatile flow phantom with a 50% diameter stenosis at 1.5T. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We hypothesized that high undersampling factors could be used in conjunction with radial quiescent-inflow single-shot magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to accelerate the data acquisition and enable multislice acquisitions. METHODS Seven subjects were imaged on a 1.5 T MRI system. For multislice quiescent-inflow single-shot MRA, the venous(More)
PURPOSE To compare pulsed arterial spin labeling (PASL) and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) for nonenhanced extracranial carotid MR angiography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Parametric signal equations for PASL and PCASL MRA were formulated and compared. Volunteer imaging (n=7) at 1.5 Tesla was performed to compare the methods over a broad(More)