Clinical Use of MRI: Whole body MR Angiography: Normal, Pathologic and Pitfalls

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
An-Najah University Journal for research - Medical and Health Sciences - Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010
Year of Publication: 
2010
Authors: 
Waleed Ajaj
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Mathias Goyn
University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Germany
Preferred Abstract (Original): 
In the last few years the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging has shown a proceeding development regarding detection and quantification of pathologies. MRI has been a leading tool for the diagnosis of all organs of the human body including the hollow organs. This review article describes one of the underlying techniques of MRI namely whole body MR angiography concerning indications, data acquisition, the intravenously applied paramagnetic contrast agent, as well as results and limitations. In addition, new techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy are discussed.
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