Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Published by Okayama Medical Association

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Kaji, Mitumasa
Shimizu, Mituharu
Nakamura, Tetsuya
Ueda, Hiroyuki
Yamamoto, Yoshio
Shirakami, Toshiaki
Komoto, Shin
Hashimoto, Keiji
Morimoto, Setsuo
Sugita, Katsuhiko
Hiraki, Yoshio
Aono, Kaname
Utida, Hatsuzou
Teramoto, Shigeru
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At Okayama University Medical School, the clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) started in August 1984, and 16 patients with aortic aneurysm have been imaged by short spin echo (TR400msec, TE40msec) with a Toshiba MRT-15A (resistive type of magnet with a strength of 0.15T).MRI demonstrated the intimal flap and enabled the differentiatian between true and false lumens from the signal intensity. Thrombi were shown with high intensity and were differentiated from fast blood flow, but in some cases clots could not be distinguished from slow flow.MRI in which multiple planes are imaged directly without contrast medium, is a very useful imaging modality for the evaluation of aortic aneurysm.
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging(核磁気共鳴画像)