A disruptive leap in non-contrast MR Angiography
About 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.1 In many cases this leads to perihperal artery disease.
"The high prevalance of chronic renal impairment in diabetic patients with PAD and the need for high doses of gadolinium based contrast agents place them at risk for nephrogenic system fibrosis."2
QISS3 provides an accurate non-contrast alternative to CE-MRA for demonstrating clinically significant arterial disease in patients where contrast agents are contraindicated.2,4 Enhance clinical capabilities with access to latest clinical standards of care and improve patient safety with the reduced need for CE-MRA.
"QISS MRA should become the non-contrast MRA technique of choice in patients with renal dysfunction."5
Maria Carr, Research Technologist
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
QISS publications in MAGNETOM Flash
High Acceleration Quiescent-Interval Single Shot Magnetic Resonance Angiography at 1.5 and 3T
Non-Contrast-Enhanced ECG-Gated Quiescent Interval Single Shot MR Angiography of the Lower Extremities at 3 Tesla: a Case Report
Quiescent-Intervall Single-Shot Magnetic Resonance Angiography
QISS Non-Contrast MR Angiography: A study of Three Cases with Peripheral Vascular Disease
Publications on diabetes
Peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes.
QISS publications (1.5 Tesla)
Quiescent-Interval Single-Shot Unenhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography of Peripheral Vascular Disease: Technical Considerations and Clinical Feasibility
Peripheral arterial disease in a symptomatic diabetic population: prospective comparison of rapid unenhanced MR angiography (MRA) with contrast-enhanced MRA.
Evaluation of peripheral arterial disease with nonenhanced quiescent-interval single-shot MR angiography.
Nonenhanced ECG-gated quiescent-interval single-shot MRA (QISS-MRA) of the lower extremities: comparison with contrast-enhanced MRA.
Comparison of quiescent inflow single-shot and native space for nonenhanced peripheral MR angiography.
QISS publications (3 Tesla)
Nonenhanced peripheral MR-angiography (MRA) at 3 Tesla: evaluation of quiescent-interval single-shot MRA in patients undergoing digital subtraction angiography.
Evaluating Peripheral Arterial Disease With Unenhanced Quiescent-Interval Single-Shot MR Angiography at 3T
Nonenhanced ECG-Gated Quiescent-Interval Single Shot MRA: Image Quality and Stenosis Assessment at 3 Tesla Compared With Contrast-Enhanced MRA and Digital Subtraction Angiography
ECG-gated quiescent-interval single-shot MR angiography of the lower extremities: initial experience at 3 T.
Non-contrast-enhanced MR angiography at 3 Tesla in patients with advanced peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
QISS publications (7 Tesla)
Sequence comparison for non-enhanced MRA of the lower extremity arteries at 7 Tesla
5The statements by Siemens' customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.