- To review the principles of intracranial VW-MR imaging and provides consensus recommendations for clinical practice.
Conventional techniques for imaging the intracranial arteries can fail to fully characterize disease that resides within the vessel wall. For this reason, there is growing interest in direct visualization of the vessel wall with high-resolution intracranial vessel wall MR imaging (VW-MR imaging).
The principal technical requirements for intracranial VW-MR imaging are the following:
Clinical uses of VW-MR
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