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Title: Upper extremity non-contrast magnetic resonance venography (MRV) compared to contrast enhanced MRV and ultrasound
Authors: Lim, Ruth P;Hornsey, Emma;Ranatunga, Dinesh;Hao, Huming;Smith, Julie;Spelman, Tim;Chuen, Jason;Goodwin, Mark D
Issue Date: Sep-2017
EDate: 2017-06-06
Citation: Clinical Imaging 2017; 45: 51-57
Abstract: PURPOSE: To assess feasibility, image quality and measured venous caliber of non-contrast MRV (NC-MRV) of central and upper extremity veins, compared to contrast-enhanced MRV (CE-MRV) and ultrasound (US) in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10 subjects underwent NC-MRV and CE-MRV at 1.5 T, with comparison to US. Two radiologists evaluated MRI for image quality (IQ) and venous caliber. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: NC-MRV is feasible, with inferior IQ but comparable venous caliber measurements CE-MRV (mean 7.9±4.58 mm vs. 7.83±4.62, p=0.13). Slightly larger upper limb caliber measurements were derived for NC-MRV and CE-MRV compared to US (NC-MRV 5.2±1.8 mm, CE-MRV 4.9±1.6 mm, US 4.5±1.8 mm, both p<0.001).
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.05.020
ORCID: 0000-0002-0955-5446
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Type: Journal Article
Comparative Study
Evaluation Studies
Subjects: Magnetic resonance venography
Renal failure
Venous mapping
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