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Abstract #3637

Stepping-table gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography for the run-off study of lower extremity arteries: Two-injection techniques using combination of TRICKS for the calf and two-step scanning technique with automated bolus-detection algorithm for the abdomen and thigh.

Kim T, Nakamura H, Tomoda K, Murakami T, Hori M, Onishi H
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

TRICKS is useful for the visualization of the calf arteries without venous overlap. However, incidence of venous overlap on arteries of the thigh is slightly increased with our technique. Improvement of contrast material injection technique is necessary.