MR angiography of the lung using 3-dimensional imaging method

I. Togami, M. Mitani, T. Kitagawa, K. Katoh, I. Joja, Y. Hiraki, T. Kimura

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Three-Dimensional MR angiography (3D-MRA) of the lung was performed in 5 healthy volunteers and 14 patients with primary pulmonary cancer in the hilum, and compared with 2D-MRA. As 3D-MRA could be obtained with single breath holding after intravenous bolus injection of Gd-DTPA, pulmonary vessels of the hilum and peripheral zone were demonstrated more definitely than those of 2D-MRA. In all patients except one case, the relation between the tumor and pulmonary vessels was visualized more clearly by 3D-MRA than 2D-MRA. This technique is considered a non-invasive and effective method for evaluation of pulmonary vessels in the patient with hilar tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1602-1604
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 25 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology


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