Preoperative mapping of arterial spinal supply using 3.0-T MR angiography with an intravasal contrast medium and high-spatial-resolution steady-state.

@article{Mordasini2012PreoperativeMO,
  title={Preoperative mapping of arterial spinal supply using 3.0-T MR angiography with an intravasal contrast medium and high-spatial-resolution steady-state.},
  author={P Mordasini and M El-Koussy and Juerg Schmidli and H. Bon{\'e}l and Michael Ith and Jan Gralla and Gerhard Schroth and H. -W. Hoppe},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={979-84}
}
INTRODUCTION Preoperative mapping of the arterial spinal supply prior to thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair is highly relevant because of high risk for postoperative ischemic spinal cord injuries such as paraparesis or paraplegia. METHODS Twenty-four consecutive patients prior to surgical thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair were investigated. All patients underwent steady-state MR angiography (MRA) of the spinal vasculature with 3-T MRI. The sequence used was a steady-state coronary… CONTINUE READING