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High-resolution Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Intracranial Aneurysms and Brain Arteriovenous Malformations

Matouk, Charles C. MD; Cord, Branden J. MD, PhD; Yeung, Jacky MD; Malhotra, Ajay MD; Johnson, Michele H. MD; Minja, Frank J. MD

Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: April 2016 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 49–55
doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000084
Review Articles

Over the last several years, the advent of intracranial high-resolution vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging (VW-MRI) has provided a new lens with which to view cerebrovascular disease that has not previously been available with conventional imaging. It has already fundamentally changed the way that steno-occlusive diseases are evaluated at many academic centers. This review focuses on current and emerging applications of intracranial high-resolution VW-MRI in the clinical evaluation of intracranial aneurysms and brain arteriovenous malformations. Examples are provided from our clinical practice.

*Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Reprints: Charles C. Matouk, MD, Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Neurovascular & Stroke Programs, Yale University School of Medicine & Yale-New Haven Hospital, 333 Cedar St, TMP402, New Haven, CT 06510 (e-mail:

The authors have no financial disclosures of sources of funding.

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