MR Vascular Imaging: Update on New Techniques and Protocols

Puja Shahrouki, Mohammad H. Jalili, Soheil Kooraki, Amir Ali Rahsepar, Jody Shen, Cameron Hassani, Arash Bedayat*

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Purpose of Review: Review the advantages and disadvantages of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared to computed tomography angiography (CTA), determinants of MRA image quality, vascular MRA indications, and the potential pitfalls with MRA. Recent Findings: Growing accessibility and experience with MRA have established specific optimized imaging protocols for evaluation of different vascular structures such as the coronary arteries, thoracic aorta and aortic valve, pulmonary arteries, renal and mesenteric vasculature, and for specific vascular pathologic conditions like vasculitis and vascular malformations. Alternative MRA techniques have been proposed in recent years to enable patients with contraindications to gadolinium-based contrast agents complete diagnostic imaging. Summary: MRA is a useful non-invasive imaging modality for evaluating vascular anatomy and pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-95
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent Radiology Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Contrast media
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Vascular imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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