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MRI in Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease: Recent Advancements.
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PMID:  23336015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Evaluation of peripheral arterial disease by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging continues to develop. Of the clinical diagnostics tests currently available, magnetic resonance angiography is well established as one of the preferred techniques for determining areas of arterial occlusive disease affecting the lower extremities. Despite this, there have been new developments in non-gadolinium based contrast-enhanced studies as well as testing done at higher field strength scanners. In the research arena, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, calf muscle perfusion imaging and atherosclerotic plaque evaluation all have made significant advancements over the last year. These techniques are gaining traction as surrogate endpoints in clinical trials of novel therapeutics aimed at alleviating symptoms in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Authors:
Amy W Pollak; Christopher M Kramer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiovascular imaging reports     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1941-9066     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484775     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  55-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Imaging Center, University of Virginia Health System, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
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