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Nihon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai Zasshi. 1992 Nov 25;52(11):1602-4.

[MR angiography of the lung using 3-dimensional imaging method].

[Article in Japanese]

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Department of Radiation Medicine, Okayama University Medical School.


Three-Dimensional MR angiography (3D-MRA) of the lung was performed in 5 healthy volunteers and 14 patients with primary pulmonary cancer in the hilum, and compared with 2D-MRA. As 3D-MRA could be obtained with single breath holding after intravenous bolus injection of Gd-DTPA, pulmonary vessels of the hilum and peripheral zone were demonstrated more definitely than those of 2D-MRA. In all patients except one case, the relation between the tumor and pulmonary vessels was visualized more clearly by 3D-MRA than 2D-MRA. This technique is considered a non-invasive and effective method for evaluation of pulmonary vessels in the patient with hilar tumor.

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