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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3182673a1c
Vascular Imaging

Peripheral Vessel Scout Imaging Based on Continuously Moving Table Acquisition of Projection Data

Baumann, Sandra PhD*; Euringer, Wulf MD; Markl, Michael PhD‡§; Blanke, Philipp MD; Ludwig, Ute PhD*; Baumann, Tobias MD

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Abstract: A fast and spatially seamless peripheral vessel scout is desirable for subsequent planning of magnetic resonance (MR) angiography. We implemented a continuously moving table sequence providing projection data with time-of-flight contrast of the entire lower extremities in less than 2 minutes. Variation of arterial signal during the cardiac cycle and autocorrelation were exploited to enhance vessel-to-background contrast. Subjective image analysis revealed excellent vessel depiction, indicating that the proposed scout allows for seamless expedited visualization of major arterial structures.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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