James F. Glockner1, Naoki Takahashi1, Akira Kawashima1, David Woodrum1, David W. Stanley2, Naoyuki Takei3, Mitsuharu Miyoshi3, Sun Wei2
1Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; 2GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, USA; 3Japan ASL, GE Yokogawa Medical Systems, Hino, Japan
Non-contrast renal MRA using an inflow inversion recovery SSFP sequence (Inhance) was performed in additiona to 3D CE MRA in 24 patients referred for renal MRA. Inhance images were of good-excellent quality in nearly all cases, and demonstrated good agreement with CE MRA for detection of significant renal artery stenosis. Our results suggest that this technique may be effective in investigating suspected renovascular disease in patients who have contraindications to gadolinium-based contrast agents.