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MR imaging of the aorta with three-dimensional vessel reconstruction: validation by angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4059559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Longitudinal vascular structures are difficult to observe on the standard abdominal transaxial magnetic resonance (MR) image sections. To display the information in a three-dimensional reconstruction, an algorithm was written to identify blood flow in a series of transaxial MR sections and was applied to reconstructing images of the aorta and iliac arteries in 12 patients with aortic aneurysm, dissection, or aortoiliac atherosclerosis. Results were validated by angiography. In all patients, the outline of the flow channel in the reconstructed image followed closely the outline of the lumen on angiograms. In aortic dissection, the MR images showed the two lumens more completely than did the angiograms, and in atherosclerosis, sites of vascular stenosis were correctly identified on MR images. The technique is valuable in providing anatomic information as well as functional information on cross-sectional areas and relative flow velocities.
P E Valk; J D Hale; L Kaufman; L E Crooks; C B Higgins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-18     Completed Date:  1985-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  721-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis,  radiography
Aorta / pathology*
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  radiography
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography
Arteriosclerosis / diagnosis,  radiography
Blood Flow Velocity*
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / diagnostic use*
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