Magnetic resonance angiography with fresh blood imaging for identification of hemangiomas and blood vessels around hemangiomas in oral and maxillofacial regions

Masafumi Oda, Tatsurou Tanaka, Shinji Kito, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Kozue Otsuka, Yuki Hayashi, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Izumi Yoshioka, Manabu Habu, Shinya Kokuryo, Masaaki Kodama, Shinnosuke Nogami, Ikuya Miyamoto, Noriaki Yamamoto, Ayataka Ishikawa, Min Zhang, Kou Matsuo, Shunji Shiiba, Yuji Seta, Yoshihiro YamashitaTetsu Takahashi, Kazuhiro Tominaga, Yasuhiro Morimoto

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Abstract

Objectives. To evaluate fresh blood imaging (FBI), a magnetic resonance imaging technique that does not use contrast, for identifying hemangiomas and feeding arteries in the oral and maxillofacial regions. Study Design. For 16 patients with hemangiomas, FBI visualizations of hemangiomas and feeding arteries in the oral and maxillofacial regions were compared with those from 3-dimensional (3D) phase-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (PC-MRA). Comparisons were based on the conspicuities of blood vessels and the 3D relationships of hemangiomas with the surrounding blood vessels. Results. The conspicuity of hemangiomas, feeding arteries, and blood vessels were significantly better with FBI than with PCMRA. After differentiating arteries from veins, 3D visualizations of hemangiomas and arteries or veins could be performed with FBI. Conclusions. FBI is a useful method in oral and maxillofacial regions for identifying the relationships between hemangiomas and the surrounding arteries or veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-566
Number of pages8
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume113
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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