2D-Time of Flight MR Angiography in Intrathoracic Masses

Masahiko Mitani, Izumi Togarni, Takahiro Kitagawa, Katsuya Katoh, Susumu Kanazawa, Ikuo Joja, Yoshio Hiraki, Akio Ando, Nobuyoshi Shimizu, Shigeru Teramoto

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Abstract

MR Angiography of the thorax was performed in 5 healthy volunteers and 15 patients with intrathoracic masses. 2D-MRA was obtained sequentially by means of a fast low angle shot (FLASH) technique (TR=20msec. TE=8msec, Flip angle = 30°) within a 6-second period of breath holding. MRA for great vessels was successfully completed in all volunteers and all patients. The relation between tumor and vasculature can be visualized so definitely that MRA may be thought to be a promising complement to MR imaging in the evaluation of intrathoracic masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
Journalhaigan
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992

Keywords

  • 2D-Time of Flight method
  • Intrathoracic masses
  • Lung cancer
  • MRA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Mitani, M., Togarni, I., Kitagawa, T., Katoh, K., Kanazawa, S., Joja, I., Hiraki, Y., Ando, A., Shimizu, N., & Teramoto, S. (1992). 2D-Time of Flight MR Angiography in Intrathoracic Masses. haigan, 32(3), 375-381. https://doi.org/10.2482/haigan.32.375