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Enhanced MR-Angiography (CE-MRA) of the Supraaortic Arteries: Dose Reduction with a Contrast Agent of High Relaxivity (Gd-BOPTA)

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Purpose: Reducing the amount of contrast medium in contrast-enhanced MR-angiography (CE-MRA) of the cervical vessels could lead to considerable cost reduction. This study investigates whether the amount of contrast medium possessing high relaxivity can be reduced without loss of diagnostic information. Materials and Methods: In a prospective study the supraaortic vessels of 40 patients were examined on a 1.5 T MR-system using 10 or 20 ml Gd-BOPTA (MultiHance®). The examinations were evaluated...

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Publisher copy:
10.1055/s-2003-42883
Journal:
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Volume:
175
Issue:
10
Pages:
1363-1367
Publication date:
2003-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1438-9010
ISSN:
1438-9029
Language:
German
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Pubs id:
pubs:242631
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uuid:fc27191c-dd24-4833-b189-c5856c4b6dcb
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pubs:242631
Source identifiers:
242631
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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