Jinnan Wang1, Xihai Zhao2, Kiyofumi Yamada3, Le He2, Xiping Gong4, Peter Brnert5, Chun Yuan6
1Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 2Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; 3University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States; 4Tiantan Hospital, Beijing, China; 5Philips Research Laboratory, Hamburg, N.A., Germany; 6Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Intracranial artery disease (IAD) is an important but often overlooked contributor to the onset of stroke. Besides the commonly inspected luminal stenosis, intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), as indicated by studies based on carotid artery lesions, has also been associated with increased lesion progression rate and the incidence rate of clinical events. In this study, we will validate a newly optimized Simultaneous Non-contrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) technique suitable for joint stenosis and IPH lesion detection for IAD patients.