MR imaging of the pulmonary vasculature--an update

Mark R Pedersen, Mark T Fisher, Edwin J R van Beek

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Abstract

Although the advent of multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) angiography has been at the heart of improving the diagnostic management of pulmonary vascular disease, MR technology has also moved forward. This review outlines the current state of affairs of MR techniques for the assessment of pulmonary vascular diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arteritis and arteriovenous malformations. It highlights the main areas of MR angiography and MR perfusion imaging and discusses novel methods, such as non-contrast enhanced direct thrombus imaging, and will discuss its merits in the context of other diagnostic modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1374-86
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary
  • Image Enhancement
  • Lung
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Vascular Diseases

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