The use of carbon dioxide in magnetic resonance angiography: A new type of black blood imaging

R. M. Maes*, N. A A Matheijssen, P. M T Pattynama, G. P. Krestin

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The injection of boluses of carbon dioxide (CO2) during T1-weighted magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) resuited in sharp depiction of the vascular lumen dining the performance of in vitro and in vivo animal experiments. We propose the use of the low-cost, relatively sage CO2 as a negative contrast agent for MRA and speculate on its use in future interventional MRA. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2000

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