Visualization of lenticulostriate arteries at 3T: Optimization of slice-selective off-resonance sinc pulse-prepared TOF-MRA and its comparison with flow-sensitive black-blood MRA.

@article{Okuchi2014VisualizationOL,
  title={Visualization of lenticulostriate arteries at 3T: Optimization of slice-selective off-resonance sinc pulse-prepared TOF-MRA and its comparison with flow-sensitive black-blood MRA.},
  author={Sachi Okuchi and T Okada and Koji Fujimoto and Yasutaka Fushimi and Aki Kido and Akira Yamamoto and M Kanagaki and T Dodo and T M Mehemed and Mitsue Miyazaki and Xiangzhi Zhou and Kaori Togashi},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={812-6}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To optimize visualization of lenticulostriate artery (LSA) by time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with slice-selective off-resonance sinc (SORS) saturation transfer contrast pulses and to compare capability of optimal TOF-MRA and flow-sensitive black-blood (FSBB) MRA to visualize the LSA at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all the subjects. TOF-MRA was… CONTINUE READING