4-D MRI flow analysis in the course of interrupted aortic arch reveals complex morphology and quantifies amount of collateral blood flow

Daniel Hirtler*, Julia Geiger, Bernd Jung, Michael Markl, Raoul Arnold

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Abstract

We present findings in a 17-year-old with interrupted aortic arch, in whom standard imaging techniques missed functional and morphological problems. Flow-sensitive four-dimensional magnetic resonance (4-D MR) enabled assessment of the complex anatomy and blood-flow characteristics in the entire aorta and direct quantification of blood flow in collateral vessels. Our findings highlight the entire morphological and functional problem of interrupted aortic arch and illustrate the potential of flow-sensitive 4-D MR for surgical planning in congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1040
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

Keywords

  • Collateral blood flow
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Flow-sensitive 4-D MR
  • Interrupted aortic arch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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