Pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography is a promising technique for the detection of pulmonary embolism but suffers from central vessel dropout (truncation artifact) that can mimics emboli in medium-sized vessels. Corner-cutting k-space acquisition strategies are suspected to exacerbate this artifact. Simulations and in vivo experiments were used to investigate the relationship between corner-cutting and truncation artifact. Our simulations suggest that eliminating corner-cutting reduces the symmetry and magnitude of the ringing with this artifact but we observed only minor differences in volunteers. We conclude that corner-cutting, which can be used to shorten scan times and/or improve spatial resolution, does not exacerbate the central vessel dropout artifact.