Qi Liu1, Ping jian Lu1, Fei Wang1, li Wang1
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations are congenital vascular lesions with dilated feeding arteries and draining veins without an intervening capillary bed. Treatment is recommended for most patients because of the risk of hemorrhage, which largely dependent on the imaging information available before treatment. Three-dimensional contrasted-enhanced MR angiography combined with MRI, as a noninvasive technique with the advantages of arterial angiography, can depict the feeding arteries, venous drainage pattern, nidus, and provide more accurate localization of the nidus, adjacent brain anatomy. These data are important for the planning of surgical resection, endovascular embolization and radiotherapy.