Introduction

Techniques and applications for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) have developed rapidly in recent years, due largely to advances in hard- and software design. The advent of innovative new contrast agents with properties distinct from those of the traditional, extracellular gadolinium agents promises to further expand the clinical applicability of CE-MRA, making this the modality of choice for diagnostic imaging of the vasculature. With few exceptions, most of the commercially available contrast agents are not approved directly for CE-MRA [1, 2]. The present review summarizes the properties and imaging applications of currently available contrast agents which are in routine use in CE-MRA. Described also are those agents in clinical development which may one day find utility in CE-MRA.

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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