After making the visualization of the intracranial circulation possible without contrast media, the radiologist is now evaluating the diagnostic role of the different techniques of MRA. Attempts are also being made to characterize the main patterns of intracranial vascular diseases. The authors examined, with 3D TOF MRA, 40 patients presenting with 50 vascular lesions on MRI scans. Twenty of 40 patients were also studied with angiography. Seventeen aneurysms were detected, together with 3 stenoses of the cerebral arteries, 13 arteriovenous malformations, 12 dolichobasilar arteries, 3 postoperative and 2 post-embolization controls. MRI was performed with a superconductive magnet (1.5 T), a dedicated coil and gradient-echo 3D TOF FT sequences. The refocused sequence for flux, FISP 3DFT, required the following parameters: TR = 0.04 s, TE = 10 ms, flip angle = 15 degrees, 256 x 256 matrix, 1 acquisition. The 64-80 mm volume along the axial plane was divided so that an actual 1-mm thickness was excited. In post-processing, the maximum-intensity projection was employed on the axial plane 0 degrees-90 degrees (15 degrees interval). In the various conditions, the results obtained with MRA were correlated and compared with MRI findings. MRA provided useful additional information in 27.4% of cases in the study of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, vascular occlusion and dolichobasilar arteries, as well as in the follow-up of these lesions. MRA is currently suggested in the evaluation of cerebral circulation and is considered a complementary technique to MRI. MRA is also to be used preliminary to angiography.

[Cerebrovascular pathology. Comparison of magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance angiography]

GALZIO, RENATO;
1991

Abstract

After making the visualization of the intracranial circulation possible without contrast media, the radiologist is now evaluating the diagnostic role of the different techniques of MRA. Attempts are also being made to characterize the main patterns of intracranial vascular diseases. The authors examined, with 3D TOF MRA, 40 patients presenting with 50 vascular lesions on MRI scans. Twenty of 40 patients were also studied with angiography. Seventeen aneurysms were detected, together with 3 stenoses of the cerebral arteries, 13 arteriovenous malformations, 12 dolichobasilar arteries, 3 postoperative and 2 post-embolization controls. MRI was performed with a superconductive magnet (1.5 T), a dedicated coil and gradient-echo 3D TOF FT sequences. The refocused sequence for flux, FISP 3DFT, required the following parameters: TR = 0.04 s, TE = 10 ms, flip angle = 15 degrees, 256 x 256 matrix, 1 acquisition. The 64-80 mm volume along the axial plane was divided so that an actual 1-mm thickness was excited. In post-processing, the maximum-intensity projection was employed on the axial plane 0 degrees-90 degrees (15 degrees interval). In the various conditions, the results obtained with MRA were correlated and compared with MRI findings. MRA provided useful additional information in 27.4% of cases in the study of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, vascular occlusion and dolichobasilar arteries, as well as in the follow-up of these lesions. MRA is currently suggested in the evaluation of cerebral circulation and is considered a complementary technique to MRI. MRA is also to be used preliminary to angiography.
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