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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Beer, A; Saar, B; Link, TM; Settles, M; Drews, C; Schwaibold, H; Rummeny, EJ 
Title:
[Virtual endoscopy of the urinary tract from T(2)-weighted and gadolinium-enhanced T(1)-weighted MR urographic images] 
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic performance of T(2)-weighted (T2w) and gadolinium-enhanced T(1)-weighted (T1w-Gd-enhanced) MR urographic images for virtual endoscopy of the urinary tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 36 patients underwent MR urography at 1.5 T. In each patient a T2w (3D-TSE, respiration-triggered) and a T1w-Gd-enhanced sequence (T1-FFE, breathhold) were acquired. Data reconstruction was performed as maximum intensity projection (MIP) and virtual endoscopy (VE). RESULTS: Combined analysis of MIP and VE delineated 32 of 36 pathologies; 86 % (19/22) of intraluminal pathologies could be depicted by VE and 15 % (3/22) by MIP (p
Journal title abbreviation:
Rofo 
Year:
2001 
Journal volume:
173 
Journal issue:
11 
Pages contribution:
997-1005 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
1438-9029 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Radiologie