Thats what you get with a 3T MRI machine. It was one biiiig mumma.Johnson wrote:Wow! Nice pic.
That's what I would of assumed in my non trained way of thinking. But I am a little confused as to why the trained personel who looked at the images would not have noted it. The thing I think makes it a little more confusing, are that these 3D projections are actually built up by the computer, from the many slices taken during the MRI; ie they are a derived image. When i spoke to the radiologist, he said I should go to the source slices when looking for specifics (fine for him with his medical degree ) I wanted to check before I sent him an email with any specific question.Johnson wrote:To my understanding, the gadolinium contrast agent should make the blood vessels "light up", and the darker areas can indicate a lack of blood flow. I am sure that is simplistic, but it makes sense to me.
Can anything be read into the images of an MRV based on how "brightly" a vessels displays, in relation to other vessels?
For example, looking at my MRV, I see that a certain vein appears considerable more transparent than anything else in the image. It is like this in every image (the image is wide, so I have it as a link http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/ ... nVeins.png)
And while I am here does anyone know what the exposure time is roughly on every frame? are we talking milliseconds or second
CureOrBust wrote:Anyway, just to be clear, I am not looking for the final "diagnosis" from an MRV, I understand that the more complete findings will currently only be found while on the table with a catheter. I would just like to have some idea as to what to "expect" to be found, beforehand.
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