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Three-dimensional velocity mapping of thoracic aorta and supra-aortic arteries in Takayasu arteritis.
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PMID:  20512903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu arteritis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that involves the aorta, its major branches, and the pulmonary artery. We describe three patients with Takayasu arteritis who showed abnormal velocity profile of the thoracic aorta and supra-aortic arteries on time-resolved three-dimensional (3D) phase-contrast MR imaging and velocity mapping techniques. Compared with two comparative subjects, velocity reduction was observed in these arteries. The velocity reduction was prominent along the thickened arterial wall, even with normal luminal caliber, and the highest velocity was observed on the contralateral side. In one patient, the arterial flow velocity and its profile at systole were partly improved after the treatment. The time-resolved 3D velocity mapping visualized the changes in the blood velocity profile at systole in Takayasu arteritis.
Yasuo Amano; Ryo Takagi; Yuriko Suzuki; Tetsuro Sekine; Shinichiro Kumita; Marc van Cauteren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1522-2586     ISO Abbreviation:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  2011-01-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105850     Medline TA:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1481-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Nippon Medical School Tokyo, 113-8603 Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology*
Contrast Media / pharmacology
Diagnostic Imaging / methods
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Microscopy, Phase-Contrast / methods
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*,  pathology*
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0/Contrast Media
Comment In:
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jan;33(1):252-3; author reply 254   [PMID:  21182148 ]

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