The blood pool agents FeO-BPA and WIN 22181 can be used to produce high-quality abdominal MR angiograms on standard MR imaging equipment. The contrast-to-noise ratio of hepatic vessels is best on iron oxide-enhanced images because of a T1-T2* synergistic effect in the liver. The longer diagnostic window provided by FeO-BPA coupled with the option of in-plane imaging suggests the usefulness of FeO-BPA in future MR imaging-guided vascular interventions.
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