ABLAVAR®-enhanced MRA is an innovative approach to evaluating aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in adults with known or suspected peripheral vascular disease1,2

A single dose of ABLAVAR® contains the lowest dose of gadolinium of all contrast agents used in MRA*1,3-7 and provides

  • Bright first-pass images and high-resolution, steady-state imaging8
  • Accuracy comparable to XRA9,10
  • Image quality with fewer uninterpretable images than unenhanced MRA or XRA9,10
  • An expanded imaging window of up to 1 hour1,8 allowing for evaluation of the extent and severity of disease9,10
  • Results that may impact diagnosis and change patient management10,11

*Of these agents, only ABLAVAR® is approved for steady-state imaging.


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