2D-Time of Flight MR Angiography in Intrathoracic Masses

Masahiko Mitani, Izumi Togarni, Takahiro Kitagawa, Katsuya Katoh, Susumu Kanazawa, Ikuo Joja, Yoshio Hiraki, Akio Ando, Nobuyoshi Shimizu, Shigeru Teramoto

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    MR Angiography of the thorax was performed in 5 healthy volunteers and 15 patients with intrathoracic masses. 2D-MRA was obtained sequentially by means of a fast low angle shot (FLASH) technique (TR=20msec. TE=8msec, Flip angle = 30°) within a 6-second period of breath holding. MRA for great vessels was successfully completed in all volunteers and all patients. The relation between tumor and vasculature can be visualized so definitely that MRA may be thought to be a promising complement to MR imaging in the evaluation of intrathoracic masses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)375-381
    Number of pages7
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992


    • 2D-Time of Flight method
    • Intrathoracic masses
    • Lung cancer
    • MRA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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