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ExamCard: 3D Whole-brain Hi-resolution CE-MRA at 3.0T using SENSEx8 and SENSE 8-ch head coil

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Hoogeveen, Romhild, Ph.D. Philips Healthcare

3D Whole-brain Hi-resolution CE-MRA at 3.0T using SENSEx8 and SENSE 8-channel Head coil

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ExamCard Purpose

The purpose of this ExamCard is to obtain the complete overview of arteries and veins of the whole head in a simple procedure. Two 3D volumes are acquired with information about the intracranial, extracranial, carotid and vertebral arteries, the Circle of Willis and all major veins.

 

Properties:

- Submillimeter resolution 3D arterial and venous phase

- CENTRA for high resolution arterial CE-MRA with venous suppression

- SENSE x 8 to obtain the whole brain in a short scan time (~34 sec)

- Ultra high resolution: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 (oc) mm, 365 slices

- Using 8-channel SENSE Head or 8/16 channel SENSE NV coil

 

ExamCard Overview

Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Reference scan
Scan 3BolusTrak timing
Scan 4Whole brain CE-MRA

Images

 MIP of the arterial 3D whole brain volume. Courtesy: ASAN MC, Seoul, Korea. MIP of the venous 3D whole brain volume. Courtesy: ASAN MC, Seoul, Korea.
MIP of the arterial 3D whole brain volume. Courtesy: ASAN MC, Seoul, Korea.
MIP of the venous 3D whole brain volume. Courtesy: ASAN MC, Seoul, Korea.

Patient preparation

Prepare contrast injector

Contrast agent / injection protocol

Suggested injection protocol: 20 ml 0.5M Gd @ 1.5 ml/sec + 30 ml flush @ 1.5 ml/sec.

Post-processing / analysis

Standard rotational MIP for quick evaluation.


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ExamCard
Achieva 3.0T
Release 1
Brain, Carotid, Extracranial MRA, Vascular
 

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