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Tips and Tricks for MR Angiography of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiovascular Diseases.
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PMID:  23617479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE. The use of contrast-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) as an alternative to CT angiography or conventional angiography to assess pediatric and adult patients with cardiovascular diseases has the potential to significantly reduce patients' lifetime exposure to ionizing radiation. However, imaging this group of patients can be challenging because of a number of factors, including small size, difficulty timing the contrast bolus to the territory of interest, and the presence of metallic susceptibility artifact resulting from stents or clips. CONCLUSION. We present some suggestions to overcome many of these obstacles to MRA in these patients, highlighted with illustrations from clinical cases.
Phillip M Young; Kiaran P McGee; Matthew S Pieper; Larry A Binkovitz; Jane M Matsumoto; Amy B Kolbe; Thomas A Foley; Paul R Julsrud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  980-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
1 All authors: Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
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