Pitfalls

Although signal loss due to turbulence and inplane saturation is usually not present in CE MRA, overestimation of the length of a stenosis can still occur especially at high velocity rates at the stenot-ic area and with a low concentration of contrast agent [25].

Other artifacts may also be encountered in CE MRA. For example, in the subclavian region susceptibility artifacts in the subclavian vein may result in signal void and thus an artificial stenosis of the adjacent artery [26]. Susceptibility artifacts may also occur due to signal voids arising from the presence of clips and metallic stents. Finally, as in all CE MRA procedures, subtraction misregistration artifact may also occur.

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