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

Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Apr;25(2):49-55. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000084.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain / blood supply*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*