High relaxivity contrast agents in MR angiography of the carotid arteries

@article{Anzalone2006HighRC,
  title={High relaxivity contrast agents in MR angiography of the carotid arteries},
  author={Nicoletta Anzalone and Roberta Scotti and Paolo Vezzulli},
  journal={European Radiology Supplements},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={M27-M34}
}
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is one of the most practical diagnostic imaging modalities in the field of neurovascular imaging where risks associated with catheter angiography are high. Evaluation of the extracranial supraortic vessels, and in particular the carotid arteries, is the major field of application for MRA. Before the development of rapid contrast-enhanced (CE) acquisition sequences, the major limitations of MRA pertaining to the carotid arteries was the limited volume of… CONTINUE READING