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Delayed contrast-enhanced MRI of the aortic wall in Takayasu's arteritis: initial experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15855090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Delayed contrast-enhanced MRI is increasingly being used for cardiac viability imaging. Takayasu's arteritis is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown cause that affects the aorta, its major branches, and the pulmonary artery; it is characterized by inflammation and fibrosis in the arterial wall. We report our initial experience with seven patients (six women, one man; age range, 25-62 years) with delayed (20 min) gadolinium-enhanced MRI (inversion recovery prepared gated fast gradient-echo pulse sequence) in patients with known Takayasu's arteritis.
CONCLUSION: Patients with Takayasu's arteritis (particularly those with abnormal laboratory values) have evidence of delayed hyper-enhancement on delayed contrast-enhanced MRI. Thus, delayed contrast-enhanced MRI might be a useful technique to identify inflammation in arterial wall.
Milind Y Desai; John H Stone; Thomas K F Foo; David B Hellmann; João A C Lima; David A Bluemke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-27     Completed Date:  2005-06-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1427-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / pathology*
Contrast Media
Disease Progression
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Takayasu Arteritis / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA
Comment In:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):1197-8   [PMID:  16554606 ]

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