Deep Vein Thrombosis Detection

Kostaki G. Bis1, Anil N. Shetty1

1 William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A13.2
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia1302s04
Online Posting Date:  May, 2002
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Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a robust and noninvasive technique for evaluating the vascular system with respect to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities. This unit presents basic protocols for imaging the pelvic and lower extremity veins for evaluating DVT. A protocol is also provided for defining the sequence for imaging the pelvic and lower extremity veins with a stepping table.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Pelvic and Lower Extremity Veins
  • Basic Protocol 2: Imaging the Pelvic and Lower Extremity Veins with a Stepping Table
  • Commentary
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Pelvic and Lower Extremity Veins

  Materials
  • Normal saline (0.9% NaCl), sterile
  • Extracellular contrast agents (e.g., Magnevist, Omniscan, or ProHance)
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Literature Cited

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