Gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography as first-line preoperative imaging in high-risk patients with lower limb ischemia.

@article{Brillet2003GadoliniumenhancedMA,
  title={Gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography as first-line preoperative imaging in high-risk patients with lower limb ischemia.},
  author={Pierre Yves Brillet and Michel Vayssairat and Marc Tassart and Jean François Deux and Marc Bazot and {\'E}ric Allaire and Frank Boudghene},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 9 Pt 1},
  pages={1139-45}
}
PURPOSE To assess the clinical relevance of gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography (Gd-MRA) as the first-line angiographic examination for planning lower limb revascularization in patients at high risk of complications after contrast arteriography (CA). METHOD Forty-five consecutive patients at high risk of post-CA complications because of chronic renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, advanced age, or the need for brachial artery catheterization or graft puncture had Gd-MRA as first-line… CONTINUE READING