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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 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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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 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 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)