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Tracheobronchial tree and pulmonary arteries: MR imaging using electronic axial rotation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3737926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Standard coronal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging cannot depict long segments of the tracheobronchial tree and left pulmonary artery owing to the normal thoracic kyphosis and posteriorly angled course of these structures. By the use of electronic axial rotation (EAR), however, MR is capable of imaging any plane. We used EAR in 25 patients undergoing MR examinations of the thorax. This technique allowed superior definition of the longitudinal axis of the tracheobronchial tree and left pulmonary artery. The right pulmonary artery was satisfactorily imaged by the standard coronal plane.
J S Ross; P B O'Donovan; D M Paushter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-18     Completed Date:  1986-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / diagnosis
Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis
Lung Diseases / diagnosis
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / diagnostic use*
Pulmonary Artery / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Pulmonary Fibrosis / diagnosis
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis
Technology, Radiologic
Trachea / anatomy & histology*,  pathology

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