Lauren Keith1, Mark Schiebler2, Chris Francois2, Scott Reeder2, 3, Frank Korosec, 12
1Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 2Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 3Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a prevalent condition and an important cause of morbidity. Non-invasive diagnostic imaging is used to plan for both surgical and percutaneous treatment of this disease. Challenges for MRA of the peripheral vasculature include the need for high spatial and temporal resolution. In this clinical investigation, we compare the diagnostic image quality of a method with high spatial and temporal resolution (VIPR-HYPR) with current clinical MRA techniques using DSA as reference standard. We hypothesize that VIPR-HYPR will provide similar or better image quality and that the improved temporal and spatial resolution will provide increased diagnostic confidence.