Time of flight renal MR angiography: Utility in patients with renal insufficiency

E. Kent Yucel, John A. Kaufman, Martin Prince, Hasan Bazari, Leslie S.T. Fang, Arthur C. Waltman

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We studied the renal arteries prospectively in 16 patients with renal insufficiency using a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional time of flight magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Results were compared with conventional angiography. All renal arteries were identified by MRA. Accuracy for classifying renal arteries into patent, moderately (30-70%) stenotic, severely (>70%) stenotic, or occluded was 91%. With regard to the presence or absence of severe occlusive disease (>70% stenosis or occlusion) the sensitivity was 100%, with a specificity of 93%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-930
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Renal artery stenosis
  • magnetic resonance angiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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