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Abstract #1130

Intracranial Arterial Wall Imaging Using 3D Isotropic High Resolution Black Blood MRI at 3.0 T

Ye Qiao1, Steve R. Zeiler2, Saeedeh Mirbagheri1, Richard Leigh2, Victor Urrutia2, Robert Wityk2, Bruce A. Wasserman1

1Radiology, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Baltimore, MD, United States; 2Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, United States

The presence of intracranial vascular disease is highly predictive of stroke. We sought to characterize intracranial plaque inflammation in vivo using 3D high-resolution contrast-enhanced black blood MRI imaging and investigate its relation to cerebrovascular ischemic events.