Yoshiharu Ohno1, 2, Mizuho Nishio1, 2, Hisanobu Koyama3, Takeshi Yoshikawa1, 2, Sumiaki Matsumoto1, 2, Nobukazu Aoyama4, Katsusuke Kyotani4, Saori Satou5, Hideaki Kawamitsu4, Satoru Takahashi, 34, Kazuro Sugimura3
1Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research Center, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Division of Functional and Diagnostic Imaging Research, Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 3Division of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 4Center forRadiology and Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 5Toshiba Medical Systems, Ohtawara, Tochigi, Japan
During the past decade, several novel procedures have been introduced as a new version of non-CE-MRA angiography using 2D or 3D fresh blood imaging (FBI) obtained with an ECG-gated 3D half-Fourier fast spin-echo sequence, and 2D or 3D time spatial labeling inversion pulse (time-SLIP) techniques. However, to the best of our knowledge, no direct comparison has been made of assessment of pulmonary vasculature in candidates for thoracic surgery by non-CE-MRA, 4D CE-MRA at 3T, and thin-section CE-MDCT. The purpose of this study was to compare assessment of pulmonary vasculature in NSCLC patients before surgical treatment among three methods.