Nonenhanced Renal MRA using TimeSLIP with 3 D balanced SSFP : Optimization of Coronal Acquisition

@inproceedings{Takahashi2008NonenhancedRM,
  title={Nonenhanced Renal MRA using TimeSLIP with 3 D balanced SSFP : Optimization of Coronal Acquisition},
  author={Junzo Takahashi and Sachiko Isono and Mitsue Miyazaki and Yoshihiko Tsuji and Yoh Hamada and Tsukasa Yoshida and Hiroaki Suzuki},
  year={2008}
}
PURPOSE Recent association report of gadolinium contrast agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) diseases makes it increasing interests in using non-contrast MRA technique as an alternative [1]. Nonenhanced renal 3D MRA using time-spatial labeling inversion pulse (time-SLIP) with respiratory triggering has been optimized using the inflow technique in the axial acquisition [2,3]. However, the coverage of the axial acquisition is limited longer scan times and the inability to visualize… CONTINUE READING