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Coronary MRA: use in assessing anomalies of coronary artery origin.
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PMID:  10096326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to describe the use of coronary MR angiography (MRA) in the clinical evaluation of a series of patients with anomalous origin of the coronary arteries suspected on coronary angiography. METHOD: Eight patients underwent coronary MRA to further define variant coronary anatomy that was found on coronary angiography. A 2D segmented k-space gradient echo sequence was used with breath-holding. MRA images were assessed for traversal of an anomalous artery between the aorta and pulmonary artery trunks, which carries the greatest clinical significance. RESULTS: Of six patients with anomalous origin of the right coronary artery on angiography, two were shown by MRA to have an interarterial course of the anomalous vessel. Neither of two left coronary arteries with ectopic origin coursed between the great arteries, although one passed through the septum. CONCLUSION: Coronary MRA is a useful adjunctive technique to angiography in the evaluation of the relationship of anomalous coronary arteries to the great arteries.
C S White; W K Laskey; J L Stafford; M NessAiver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    1999 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-13     Completed Date:  1999-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
Coronary Vessels / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography* / instrumentation,  methods
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