Meeting Banner
Abstract #1405

Intraindividual Comparison of Static, High Resolution and Dynamic 4D Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Lower Legs

Johannes T. Heverhagen1, Sabrina El Tobgui, Mykhylo Burbelko, Klaus J. Klose

1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

The purpose of this study was to intraindividually compare static, high resolution and dynamic CE MRA of the lower legs in patients with severe peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). State of the art 4D MRA of the lower legs for suspected PAOD provides excellent image quality without venous overlay, an artefact that severely influences diagnostic quality in static MRAs. It is user independent proven by a Cohen´s kappa of 0.92. 4D MRA of the lower legs should be employed in all patients undergoing CE MRA for suspected PAOD.