Maximizing time-resolved MRA for differentiation of hemangiomas, vascular malformations and vascularized tumors

Jane S. Kim, Alexander Chandler, Ross Borzykowski, Beverly Thornhill, Benjamin H. Taragin

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Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using time-resolved imaging is a relatively new and increasingly popular technique. We will describe the technique utilized at our institution, Time-Resolved Imaging of Contrast Kinetics (TRICKS; GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI), and the parameters that can be adjusted to optimize the exam. We will review key imaging features of hemangiomas and vascular malformations in various modalities, with a special emphasis on the TRICKS appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-784
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012



  • Children
  • Hemangiomas
  • MRA
  • Vascular malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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