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Title: Upper extremity non-contrast magnetic resonance venography (MRV) compared to contrast enhanced MRV and ultrasound
Austin Authors: Lim, Ruth P ;Hornsey, Emma ;Ranatunga, Dinesh;Hao, Huming ;Smith, Julie ;Spelman, Tim;Chuen, Jason ;Goodwin, Mark D 
Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Radiology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2017 2017-06-06
Publication information: 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
Journal: Clinical Imaging
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Magnetic resonance venography
Renal failure
Venous mapping
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