Evaluation of hilar pulmonary vessels using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

T. Ito, H. Takahashi, M. Ida, H. Kato

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To evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in pulmonary and mediastinal diseases, 24 cases (15 lung cancers, 2 metastatic lung tumors and 7 other diseases) were studied with the 3D FLASH (TE = 3 msec.) method. In resected cases, MRA images were compared with intraoperative findings. Twenty of 24 cases were consistent with intraoperative findings. In 4 resected cases in which the findings were inconsistent, pulmonary angiography (PAG) findings were similar to those of MRA. From these results, MRA is considered an effective and non-invasive method for evaluation of pulmonary vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-286
Number of pages7
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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