Three cases of spinal dural AVF: evaluation with first-pass, gadolinium-enhanced, three-dimensional MR angiography

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2000 Dec;12(6):949-52. doi: 10.1002/1522-2586(200012)12:6<949::aid-jmri19>;2-b.


A first-pass, contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography with short acquisition time was performed for three consecutive cases with suspected spinal arteriovenous fistula (AVF). This MR technique demonstrated the feeding arteries and draining veins of the spinal dural AVF, and was very useful for the definite diagnosis of the lesions as a disease with arteriovenous shunt. With this MR technique, we could localize the feeding artery and shunt before conventional angiography. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2000;12:949-952.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Contrast Media
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA