Pulmonary Embolism

Kostaki G. Bis1, Anil N. Shetty1

1 William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A13.1
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia1301s02
Online Posting Date:  November, 2001
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Abstract

There have been a number of approaches taken to image the pulmonary vasculature. This unit presents basic protocols based on black blood spin echo and/or gradient echo techniques for detection of pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis. Bright blood magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), 2‐D time‐of‐flight (TOF), and 3‐D contrast‐enhanced MRA is also presented for visualizing the entire vascular tree. The parameters provided in this unit are acquired from Siemens 1.5T Vision Scanner. These parameters may need to be altered depending on the field strength and equipment manufacturer.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Pulmonary Arteries with Black Blood Spin Echo and Gradient Echo Techniques
  • Basic Protocol 2: Contrast Enhanced Pulmonary MRA
  • Commentary
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Pulmonary Arteries with Black Blood Spin Echo and Gradient Echo Techniques

  Materials
  • Normal saline (0.9 % NaCl), sterile
  • Extravascular contrast agent (i.e., Magnevist, Omniscan or ProHance)
  • 20‐G angio‐catheter needle
  • Power injector
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