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Kyobu Geka. 1990 Feb;43(2):106-13.

[The diagnostic value of cine-MR imaging in diseases of great vessels].

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Second Department of Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine.


The diagnostic value of cine magnetic resonance imaging (cine-MRI) was evaluated in 10 patients with disease of great vessels. The parameters necessary to decide the appropriate treatment, such as presence and extension of intimal flap, DeBakey type classification, identification of the entry, differentiation between true and false lumen, and between thrombosis and slow flow were demonstrated in all patients with dissecting aortic aneurysm. However, abdominal aortic branches could not be demonstrated enough by cine-MRI, therefore conventional AOG was necessary to choose the operative procedure in these cases. In patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), cine-MRI was valuable in demonstrating both blood flow and thrombus in the lumen of aneurysm, and AOG was thought to be unnecessary in most cases. Cine-MRI is a promising new technique for the evaluation of diseases of great vessels.

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