1. Prepare infusion pump with contrast agent and flush Gd dose: 0.1–0.2mmol/kg
  2. Define 3D target region (usually a very large volume)
  3. Define required timing of acquisition (arterial / venous)
  4. Determine best timing parameters for data acquisition (pre-bolus or automatic triggering)
  5. Perform a dummy acquisition
  6. Perform acquisition with contrast administration
Tips and Tricks
  1. Optimize timing technique:
    • Ensure that the centre of k space is acquired at the same time as the bolus of contrast arrives in the vessel of interest
  2. Ensure that the FOV covers the whole area of interest including any collateral or aberrant vessels