In vivo quantification of femoral-popliteal compression during isometric thigh contraction: Assessment using MR angiography.

@article{Brown2009InVQ,
  title={In vivo quantification of femoral-popliteal compression during isometric thigh contraction: Assessment using MR angiography.},
  author={Ryan Brown and Thanh D. Nguyen and Pascal Spincemaille and Martin R. Prince and Yi Wang},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1116-24}
}
PURPOSE To quantify femoral-popliteal vessel deformation during thigh contraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven subjects underwent a magnetic resonance (MR) examination of the femoral-popliteal vasculature on a 1.5 T system. A custom 3D balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequence was implemented to image a 15-20-cm segment of the vasculature during relaxation and voluntary isometric thigh contraction. The arterial and venous lumina were outlined using a semiautomated method. For the… CONTINUE READING