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Takayasu arteritis: diagnosis with breath-hold contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography.
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PMID:  10813857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of breath-hold contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in Takayasu arteritis. Thirty patients suspected of having Takayasu arteritis were examined with MR angiography and conventional angiography. Takayasu arteritis was diagnosed in 20 of these patients. MR angiography was performed using a 1.5-T system after bolus injection of 0.1 mmol/kg of gadodiamide. MR angiography clearly depicted various vascular lesions in the aorta and its major branches in all 20 patients with Takayasu arteritis. It also depicted pulmonary artery lesions in 10 (50%) of the 20 patients. MR angiography accurately depicted 323 (98%) of 330 arteries, but 7 (2%) stenotic arteries were overestimated as occluded. The sensitivity and specificity of MR angiography for the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis were both 100%. Breath-hold contrast-enhanced 3D MR angiography clearly depicts various vascular lesions in both the systemic and pulmonary arteries in Takayasu arteritis, thus allowing a definitive diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis.
I Yamada; T Nakagawa; Y Himeno; Y Kobayashi; F Numano; H Shibuya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1053-1807     ISO Abbreviation:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-31     Completed Date:  2000-05-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105850     Medline TA:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology
Contrast Media*
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Artery / pathology
Sensitivity and Specificity
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 122795-43-1/gadodiamide; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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