Akira Kunimatsu1, Yasushi Watanabe2, Mitsuharu Miyoshi3, Yuichi Suzuki2, Kouhei Kamiya1, Hiroyuki Kabasawa3, Harushi Mori1, and Kuni Ohtomo1
1Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, 3Global MR Applications and Workflow, GE Healthcare, Tokyo, Japan
We assessed diagnostic feasibility of vessel
wall imaging with MSDE-prepared, 3D T1-weighted variable refocusing flip angle fast spin echo MR imaging (CUBE T1) in differentiation between moyamoya
disease (MMD) and intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD), both of which
can cause stenosis of the intracranial arteries. MSDE-prepared CUBE T1 enabled
correct differentiation in our cohorts and may be helpful to differentiate MMD
from ICAD when luminal narrowing is found on conventional brain MRA.