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Magn Reson Med. 1989 Jul;11(1):35-46.

Three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography using spin saturation.

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General Electric Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York 12301.


A three-dimensional Fourier transform magnetic resonance imaging technique is presented. This procedure can be used to selectively detect flowing material such as blood in arteries and veins. Since flow is detected in a manner in which velocity-induced phase shifts are compensated, signal loss arising from complex flow and turbulence is minimized. The flow image is sensitive to all velocity components of flow. Applications of this technique are limited, however, to relatively straight vessels having appreciable flow. Examples of application of this technique to healthy and diseased carotid arteries are shown.

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