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Abstract #1752

Diagnosis and Follow-up of cervical vascular dissection using 3D MR vessel wall imaging: A Single Centre Experience of 65 Cases

Jin Zhang1, Beibei Sun2, Shenghao Ding2, Jiaqi Tian2, Jieqing Wan2, Jilei Zhang3, Weibo Chen3, Xihai Zhao4, Yuan Chun5, Jianrong Xu2, and Huilin Zhao2
1Radiology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, 2Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, 3Philips Healthcare, Shanghai, China, 4Biomedical Engineering & Center for Biomedical Imaging Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 5University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States


Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is one of the important causes of ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged people[1; 2]. DSA remains the gold standard for identifying and characterizing carotid vascular dissections[3]. However, this imaging approach is known to have certain limitations, including invasiveness, ionizing radiation exposure, uneconomic, and inconvenience in follow-up. Recently, rapid three-dimensional MR vessel wall imaging (3D MR-VWI) techniques have been developed to visualize arterial lumen and outer wall boundaries non-invasively and without contrast administration. Non-invasive 3D MR-VWI has the potential to be a powerful tool for follow-up of cervical artery dissection.

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