Time-resolved projection angiography after bolus injection of contrast agent

Magn Reson Med. 1997 Mar;37(3):341-5. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910370306.


A method for MR angiography after bolus injection of a normal dose (0.1 mmol/kg) of contrast agent is presented. Projection angiograms are acquired with a non-slice selective Snapshot FLASH sequence with a time resolution of 1 s per image or better. Typically 40 to 60 images are acquired consecutively after bolus injection of a contrast agent. The signal from vessels can be separated from background by postprocessing based on the observed temporal evolution of the signal intensities during bolus passage. The subsecond projection MR-DSA is a reliable and robust technique to produce high resolution anatomical images of the vascular system avoiding the necessity of exact timing of the contrast agent bolus. It also supplies functional information about the hemodynamics in the observed region including perfusion.

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods*
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology*


  • Contrast Media