By Martin Rohrer (auth.), Tim Leiner, Mathias Goyen, Martin Rohrer, Stefan Schönberg (eds.)

Clinical Blood Pool MR Imaging

»This first-class treatise on Vasovist® created through a group of outstanding college who're pioneers in

MR Angiography covers the fundamental options, defense, efficacy, photo processing and pharmaco-economic

details to effectively enforce a brand new point of MRA picture caliber with this new distinction agent.«

Martin Prince, Cornell college, New York

»The editors and authors have made groundbreaking contributions in the direction of setting up MR angiography

in numerous investigative settings, rendering it extra detailed and making use of it for various indications.

The paintings offered here's based upon the huge adventure of the editors, in addition to the broad

range of expertise from different medical operating groups.«

Maximilian Reiser, Ludwig Maximilian college, Munich

Vasovist® (Gadofosveset), all over the world the 1st blood pool agent, has only in the near past develop into to be had for

clinical use, yet has already received extensive recognition as a device to enhance magnetic resonance angiography.

This e-book provides the 1st in-depth advent to the fundamental physicochemical elements of the agent,

the program of Vasovist® in scientific MRA, in addition to strength scientific purposes past MRA and

patient management-related aspects.

The first a part of the publication explains easy and technical homes of the agent and the differences

of Vasovist® in comparison to presently to be had extracellular brokers. the second one half comprises detailed

chapters on security and efficacy. within the 3rd half the focal point is on MR angiographic applications,

and within the fourth a part of the ebook capability medical fields past MRA are explored. All medical chapters

feature ready-to-use scientific protocols and a sequence of take domestic messages that concisely summarize

the present position of blood pool imaging for every particular indication.

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Prior to the injection of contrast agent, native 3D data sets are acquired consecutively in all stations. The table is then moved back to the starting position and contrast agent is injected. 3D contrast-enhanced acquisition of the first station is started according to the previously determined individual bolus transit time. The 3D acquisitions of the second and third stations follow, after table movement in each case. 1 Multi-station Peripheral MRA The complex interaction between contrast agent injection and stepwise data acquisition with multiple table movement requires careful planning of first pass bolus-chase multi-station MRA examinations.

Radiology 211:59–67 29. Ruehm SG, Hany TF, Pfammatter T, Schneider E, Ladd ME, Debatin JF (2000) Pelvic and lower extremity arterial imaging: diagnostic performance of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 174:1127–1135 30. Leiner T, Ho KY, Nelemans PJ, de Haan MW, van Engelshoven JM (2000) Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced moving-bed infusion-tracking (MoBI-track) peripheral MR angiography with flexible choice of imaging parameters for each field of view. J Magn Reson Imaging 11:368–377 31.

Large cylindrical volume transmit RF coils fitted in the cylindrical magnet tunnel are used here, as they fulfill this requirement (⊡ Fig. 1). On the signal receive side, homogeneous RF signal reception over as large an examination volume as possible is on the list of requirements. However, homogeneity plays a lesser role here compared with signal sensitivity, as inhomogeneous reception intensity affects only the brightness distribution over the volume, but not the underlying image contrast. With regard to the homogeneous volume, the whole-body RF coil permanently fitted in the magnet tunnel also offers an advantage here.

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