3.0 T versus 1.5 T MR angiography of the head and neck.

Abstract

This article presents the advantages and challenges of MR angiography of the intracranial and extracranial cerebral vasculature at 3.0 T with comparative assessment to 1.5 T approaches. The physical basis for the superiority of 3.0 T MR angiography is discussed in the context of evolving technological capabilities afforded by the synergistic advent of higher field scanners, improved coil design, and parallel imaging. This review emphasizes 3.0 T issues related to noncontrast three-dimensional time of flight MR angiography of the intracranial circulation, contrast enhanced three-dimensional time of flight MR angiography of the extracranial cerebral vasculature, and carotid plaque characterization.

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@article{DeLano200630TV, title={3.0 T versus 1.5 T MR angiography of the head and neck.}, author={M C DeLano and James K Demarco}, journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America}, year={2006}, volume={16 2}, pages={321-41, xi} }