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Magnetic resonance venography evaluating veins flow for legs by application of long stretch elastic bandage.
Int Angiol. 2011 Jun; 30(3):278-85.IA

Abstract

AIM

Varicose veins are a common feature of chronic venous disease that causes pain and swelling of legs. Long stretch elastic bandages are one of the methods used to prevent and treat venous disease, but diagnostic benefit by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not widely promoted. This study aims to evaluate the effects of long stretch elastic bandages using a non-contrast magnetic resonance venographic (MRV) technique by detecting influence on circumferences and flow velocities of varicose and deep veins, before and immediately after application of long stretch elastic bandages.

METHODS

Twelve patients presenting with visible varicose veins underwent MRV. The level of the superficial varicose and deep veins before and after wearing long stretch elastic bandages was recorded.

RESULTS

By comparing before and after long stretch elastic bandages, all 12 cases showed statistical significant decrease of the superficial venous flow areas; 9 out of 12 cases showed statistical significant change of the superficial (decreased) and deep (increased) venous flow rates. However, due to technical limitation, over half of the cases could not record the change of the deep venous flow areas.

CONCLUSION

The non-contrast MRV technique with Cine phase contrast, is capable to detect the short term beneficial effects of long stretch elastic bandages by measuring change of the superficial venous flow areas and superficial and deep venous flow rates.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. hk8648@ms9.hinet.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21617612

Citation

Leung, T K., et al. "Magnetic Resonance Venography Evaluating Veins Flow for Legs By Application of Long Stretch Elastic Bandage." International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, vol. 30, no. 3, 2011, pp. 278-85.
Leung TK, Lee CM, Chang NC, et al. Magnetic resonance venography evaluating veins flow for legs by application of long stretch elastic bandage. Int Angiol. 2011;30(3):278-85.
Leung, T. K., Lee, C. M., Chang, N. C., & Chang, Y. L. (2011). Magnetic resonance venography evaluating veins flow for legs by application of long stretch elastic bandage. International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, 30(3), 278-85.
Leung TK, et al. Magnetic Resonance Venography Evaluating Veins Flow for Legs By Application of Long Stretch Elastic Bandage. Int Angiol. 2011;30(3):278-85. PubMed PMID: 21617612.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Magnetic resonance venography evaluating veins flow for legs by application of long stretch elastic bandage. AU - Leung,T K, AU - Lee,C M, AU - Chang,N C, AU - Chang,Y L, PY - 2011/5/28/entrez PY - 2011/5/28/pubmed PY - 2011/9/17/medline SP - 278 EP - 85 JF - International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology JO - Int Angiol VL - 30 IS - 3 N2 - AIM: Varicose veins are a common feature of chronic venous disease that causes pain and swelling of legs. Long stretch elastic bandages are one of the methods used to prevent and treat venous disease, but diagnostic benefit by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not widely promoted. This study aims to evaluate the effects of long stretch elastic bandages using a non-contrast magnetic resonance venographic (MRV) technique by detecting influence on circumferences and flow velocities of varicose and deep veins, before and immediately after application of long stretch elastic bandages. METHODS: Twelve patients presenting with visible varicose veins underwent MRV. The level of the superficial varicose and deep veins before and after wearing long stretch elastic bandages was recorded. RESULTS: By comparing before and after long stretch elastic bandages, all 12 cases showed statistical significant decrease of the superficial venous flow areas; 9 out of 12 cases showed statistical significant change of the superficial (decreased) and deep (increased) venous flow rates. However, due to technical limitation, over half of the cases could not record the change of the deep venous flow areas. CONCLUSION: The non-contrast MRV technique with Cine phase contrast, is capable to detect the short term beneficial effects of long stretch elastic bandages by measuring change of the superficial venous flow areas and superficial and deep venous flow rates. SN - 1827-1839 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21617612/Magnetic_resonance_venography_evaluating_veins_flow_for_legs_by_application_of_long_stretch_elastic_bandage_ L2 - http://www.minervamedica.it/index2.t?show=R34Y2011N03A0278 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -