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Gadolinium susceptibility artifact causing false positive stenosis isolated to the proximal common carotid artery in 3D dynamic contrast medium enhanced MR angiography of the thorax--a brief review of causes and prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12749396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the close proximity of arteries and veins in the superior mediastinum and upper extremities, T2* shortening effects of the gadolinium within the central veins may cause artifactual vascular stenosis (susceptibility artifact) on arterial-phase MR angiographic images of the major branches of the aortic arch. We report a case of artifactual stenosis isolated to the origin of the left common carotid artery on arterial-phase MR angiography, secondary to susceptibility artifact from non-diluted gadolinium in the adjacent brachiocephalic vein. The cause of the artifact, its identification and prevention is reviewed.
A Temel Tirkes; Mark A Rosen; Evan S Siegelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-16     Completed Date:  2003-08-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 1st Floor Founders-MRI Learning Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Common
Carotid Stenosis / pathology*
Contrast Media*
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use*
Injections, Intravenous
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 122795-43-1/gadodiamide; 7440-54-2/Gadolinium; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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