MR Imaging of the Mesenteric Vasculature

Jeremy D. Collins

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Abstract

MR angiography is a flexible imaging technique enabling morphologic assessment of mesenteric arterial and venous vasculature. Conventional gadolinium-based contrast media and ferumoxytol are used as contrast agents. Ferumoxytol, an intravenous iron replacement therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for iron deficiency anemia, is an effective and well tolerated blood pool contrast agent. The addition of 4D flow MR imaging enables a functional assessment of the arterial and venous vasculature; when coupled with a meal challenge, the severity of mesenteric arterial stenosis is well appreciated. Noncontrast MR angiographic techniques are useful for evaluating suspected mesenteric ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-813
Number of pages17
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • 4D flow MR imaging
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • MR angiography
  • MR venography
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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