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MR Venography of the Central Veins of the Thorax

Cline, Brendan MD; Hurwitz, Lynne M. MD; Kim, Charles Y. MD

Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: August 2017 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 167–174
doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000139
Review Articles

While imaging of the central venous system has traditionally been performed with conventional venography, MR venography (MRV) has emerged as an important modality as techniques and validation studies have evolved over time. While magnetic resonance angiography has a very robust representation in the literature, the proportion representing MRV is relatively sparse. The purpose of this article is to review the indications, techniques, and dedicated studies validating MRV of the central veins of the thorax.

Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Durham, NC.

Address correspondence to Charles Y. Kim, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Associate Professor of Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710. (e-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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