Tantalum vascular stents: In vivo evaluation with MR imaging

A. H. Matsumoto, G. P. Teitelbaum, K. H. Barth, M. J. Carvlin, M. A. Savin, E. P. Strecker

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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 1.5 T was performed on tantalum vascular stents placed in the aortas of six dogs. The stents produced no significant artifact and allowed for clear depiction of the aortic lumina as flow-void zones with spin-echo imaging and as high-signal areas with gradient-echo imaging. The MR findings correlated with the angiographic studies of the stented vessels. These results demonstrate the feasibility of MR imaging as a noninvasive means of evaluating vessel patency in the presence of tantalum vascular stents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-755
Number of pages3
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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