MRI has been demonstrated as an indispensable imaging modality in the context of vasculitis – an inflammation of the arterial vessel wall. However, the extent of involvement of intracranial vessels is still part of on-going research. Depiction of intracranial vessels could be achieved with intracranial vessel wall imaging (VWI), which is, however, challenging because of the need for high-resolution within acceptable scan times. Further, the visual assessment of intracranial mural changes is also difficult because of the tortuous vessel course. Our work describes a framework for intracranial VWI with an optimized, compressed-sensing-accelerated sequence prototype and dedicated VWI post-processing.