Experience of 3D TOF Magnetic Resonance Angiography in India .

  • K.L. Chakraborti Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences. Delhi.
Keywords: Invasive angiogram, Alternative noninvasive angiographic technique, MR angiograms, Arterlovenous malformations .


The morbidity and discomfort following catheter insertion and contrast medium injection during invasive angiogram led to the use of an alternative noninvasive angiographic technique. This article reviews the initial results and applications of three-dimensional time of flight (3D TOF) singal volume MR imaging of the blood vessels of the head and neck regions. By using the (3D TOF)single volume technique, the MR angiograms were acquired in 10 min and portrayed blood flow in all majorarteries and veins. Arterlovenous malformations, aneurysms, obstructed cerebral vessels and the patency of a highly stenotic internal carotoid artery were demonstrated.

Author Biography

K.L. Chakraborti, Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences. Delhi.
Dr KL Chakraborti obtained his MBBS from Kerala University, MD (Radiodiagnosis) from Saurashtra University and post-doctral course in cardiovascular and neuoradiology from Sree Chitra lirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & technology, Trivandrum, Kerala. Presently, he is workingl as Scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine  & Allied Sciences, Delhi. His field of interests are cardiovascular and neurovascular and neuroradiology, interventional radiology,magnetic resonance imagirg, MR spectroscopy and MR angiography. He is member of national and international medical, scientific and academic societies. He is an elected central council member of the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association and also is an hono.rary consultant to the Government of Tripura.

How to Cite
Chakraborti, K. (2013). Experience of 3D TOF Magnetic Resonance Angiography in India . Defence Science Journal, 46(4), 237-242. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.46.4318
Biomedical Sciences