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Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) methods have evolved over the past two decades, resulting in an ever increasing number of clinical applications for assessing blood vessels throughout the body as well as for monitoring tumor vasculature status and response to therapy. MRA o›ers a less invasive and safer option to conventional catheterization/iodine contrast-based X-ray angiography that typically requires arterial access as well as exposure to ionizing radiation.