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Is there replacement for percentage stenosis in characterizing occlusive vascular disease?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18024442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Characterization of vascular lesions on the basis of visual estimation of percentage stenosis is a valuable but limited procedure. In this issue, Lum et al (1) describe a fast, noninvasive four-dimensional MR method for accurate determination of pressure gradient maps, which correlate with direct pressure gradient measurements across vascular lesions in swine. This noninvasive determination of hemodynamic significance has potential to become a major advance in the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases, once it is verified in the clinical setting.
Martin R Prince
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  245     ISSN:  1527-1315     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-12-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10022, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Comment On:
Radiology. 2007 Dec;245(3):751-60   [PMID:  18024452 ]

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