Assessment of the anomalous pulmonary circulation by dynamic contrast-enhanced MR angiography in under four seconds

Balci N., Yalcin Y., Tunaci A., Balci Y.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, vol.21, no.1, pp.1-7, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0730-725x(02)00634-3
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7


The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the initial results of the dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA in under four seconds in the assessment of anomalous pulmonary circulation. We performed dynamic contrast enhanced MRA on ten patients with a temporal resolution of 2-3 sec for each phase. Five patients had pulmonary vascular anomaly and five patients had reconstructed pulmonary circulation. On nine patients catheter angiography was performed for the correlation. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA successfully demonstrated congenital pulmonary vascular anomalies and the pathway of anomalous pulmonary circulation in our series. With the improved temporal and spatial resolution, the dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA can be used in children and infants for the assessment of congenital vascular disease. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.