Technology | June 21, 2007

Three Contrast-Free Imaging Techniques for MRA Procedures

Toshiba has developed three imaging techniques for its MR product line, including the Vantage systems, that allow contrast-free imaging during MRA procedures. Specifically, the company’s equipment utilizes three contrast-free imaging techniques that can successfully perform MRA – fresh blood imaging (FBI), contrast-free improved angiography (CIA) and Time-SLIP.
FBI makes it possible to image the arteries and veins at the same time, but displays them separately, allowing physicians to more accurately diagnose diseases that may have both arterial and venous components. CIA is the second generation of FBI techniques, allowing for imaging of small vessels, making it possible to diagnose disease before it manifests in the larger vessels.

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