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Contrast material-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography of the supraaortic arteries with randomly segmented central k-space ordering (ie, contrast-enhanced timing-robust angiography [CENTRA]) was performed in 16 patients. CENTRA enabled reliable depiction of the aortic arch up to the circle of Willis at high spatial resolution(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) can be replaced by contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in the assessment of patency or thrombosis of the portal venous system in patients with portal hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six patients with portal hypertension underwent(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of the frequency and significance of small focal liver lesions (< or = 2 cm) detected on MRI in the presence or absence of a history of malignancy. METHODS 628 MRI examinations of the liver performed during 1994-1996 were evaluated. The inclusion criterion into the study was the detection of a focal liver lesion with a size < or = 2 cm.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic value of a new ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide Clariscan, (NC100150) for the evaluation of renal perfusion in an animal model using a 3D-FFE-EPI sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four groups of four rabbits each were imaged after bolus injection of NC100150, using a 1.5 T MR system (Gyroscan ACS-NT). T2*w MR(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a respiratory-triggered (RT) T2-weighted turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence with thin section can improve the detectability of focal liver lesions compared to a breath-hold (BH) T2-weighted TSE sequence. In 25 patients an RT TSE with 8-mm sections (8-TSE RT) and 5-mm sections (5-TSE RT) and a BH TSE sequence(More)
PURPOSE To determine the value of a dynamic Gd-enhanced ultrafast T1-weighted 3D-turbo-gradient-echo sequence (3D-TFE) in the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS 51 patients with 124 focal liver lesions (35 hemangiomas, 30 HCC, 24 metastases, 22 cysts, 5 FNH/adenoma, 8 other lesions) were examined using a 1.5 T(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of spiral computed tomography during arterial portography (SCTAP) in the detection, localization, and resectability of liver tumors in a correlative study between radiology and intraoperative findings. METHOD AND MATERIALS Retrospectively, SCTAP images of 168 consecutive patients before liver tumor resection were analyzed.(More)