Extremity veins: Evaluation with fast-spin-echo MR venography

David A. Bluemke, Ronald L. Wolf, Ichiro Tani, Shuichi Tachiki, Elliot R. McVeigh, Elias A. Zerhouni

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The authors evaluated a flow-independent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique in extremity veins with slow flow that relies on the prolonged T2 of blood to create angiographic contrast. A commercially available heavily T2-weighted fast-spin-echo sequence was optimized for MR venography in volunteer and phantom studies. Good depiction of venous anatomy was routinely obtained with the optimized method. Fast-spin-echo MR venography allowed evaluation of slow-flow systems such as the calf and forearm veins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-565
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1997


  • Extremities, MR
  • Veins, MR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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