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[Contrast enhanced MR-angiography (CE-MRA): do contrast media with higher T1 relaxation improve imaging of carotid stenoses?]

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PURPOSE: CE-MRA is a powerful tool for the non-invasive evaluation of carotid artery occlusive disease. However, due to certain drawbacks, it has not completely replaced DSA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if Gd-BOPTA, a contrast agent with high T1 relaxivity, can increase the diagnostic accuracy of CE-MRA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The CE-MRA examinations of 54 consecutive patients were evaluated by two experienced radiologists, independently. The examinations of 27 patients were cont...

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Publisher copy:
10.1055/s-2001-14988

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Journal:
RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Volume:
173
Issue:
6
Pages:
542-546
Publication date:
2001-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1438-9010
ISSN:
1438-9029
URN:
uuid:af5eb8fb-b3a0-4d14-8ff1-873abce318e7
Source identifiers:
241708
Local pid:
pubs:241708

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