Dariusch Reza Hadizadeh1, Guido M. Kukuk1, Jrgen Gieseke1,2, Gabriele Beck3, Liesbeth Geerts3, Julia Bergener1, Azize Bostrm4, Johannes Schramm4, Horst Urbach1, Hans Heinz Schild1, Winfried Albert Willinek1
1Radiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany; 2Philips Heathcare, Hamburg, Germany; 3Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 4Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany
The combination of keyhole, CENTRA, parallel imaging, partial Fourier, and view-sharing allows for high spatial and sub-second temporal resolution 4D MRA with whole head coverage. 4DMRA was evaluated in the entire diagnostic work-up of patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (cAVM) including pre- and post-operative assessment and was compared to digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in 38 consecutive patients. Highly accelerated 4DMRA matched with DSA in all patients regarding pre-operative Spetzler-Martin Classification and post-operative residual filling and may be considered a non-invasive alternative in the diagnostic work-up of patients with cAVM.