Dariusch Reza Hadizadeh1, Guido M. Kukuk1, Ute L. Fahlenkamp1, Jrgen Gieseke1,2, Frank Trber1, Josephine Pressacco3, Christian Schfer4, Eberhard Rabe5, Arne Koscielny6, Frauke Verrel6, Hans H. Schild1, Winfried A. Willinek1
1Radiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany; 2Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 3Radiology, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 4Internal Medicine II, Division of Cardiology, Pneumology & Angiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany; 5Dermatology, Division of Phlebology, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany; 6Vascular Surgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany
Synopsis: High-spatial resolution contrast-enhanced-MRA of the run-off vessels during the equilibrium phase of blood-pool contrast agents (SSMRA) has been shown to increase sensitivity and specificity in stenosis grading of the arterial vasculature. The simultaneous visualization of veins allows for diagnosis of important additional venous findings that may affect therapeutic regimen. Acute and chronic deep venous thrombosis was diagnosed in 26 of 245 patients of patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease and was confirmed by duplex ultrasound.