Pegah Entezari1, Mauricio S. Galizia1, Christopher Glielmi2, Jeremy Collins1, Michael Markl1, Robert R. Edelman3, James C. Carr1
1Department of Radiology, Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States; 2Cardiovascular MR R&D, Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, United States; 3Department of Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, United States
Patients with renal transplants were images with two non-enhanced MRA techniques: quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS) and steady-state free precession (SSFP) with inversion recovery. Image quality and diagnostic findings were recorded by two observers. There were no significant differences in terms of image quality between the methods. Both observers had one misdiagnosis each using the SSFP MRA as gold standard. QISS is a potential alternative for the imaging of patients with renal transplants when there is insufficient blood flow.