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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232026/noncontrast-enhanced-time-resolved-4d-dynamic-intracranial-mr-angiography-at-7t-a-feasibility-study
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Fei Cong, Yan Zhuo, Songlin Yu, Xianchang Zhang, Xinyuan Miao, Jing An, Shuo Wang, Yong Cao, Yan Zhang, Hee Kwon Song, Danny Jj Wang, Lirong Yan
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) based-noncontrast-enhanced 4D MR angiography (NCE 4D MRA) shows potential in characterizing cerebrovascular hemodynamics in cerebrovascular disorders. Ultrahigh-field theoretically benefits ASL signal with increased inherent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and prolonged blood T1 , which may provide improved delineation of vasculature in 4D MRA. PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of NCE 4D MRA using 3D Cartesian trajectory and stack-of-stars (SOS) golden angle radial trajectory at 7T...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215168/decreased-signal-intensity-ratio-on-mra-reflects-misery-perfusion-on-spect-in-patients-with-intracranial-stenosis
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Masatomo Miura, Makoto Nakajima, Akiko Fujimoto, Shinya Shiraishi, David S Liebeskind, Yukio Ando
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acetazolamide reactivity on 123 I-IMP SPECT is used to detect misery perfusion due to intracranial atherosclerosis. Noninvasive fractional flow assessed by signal intensity ratio (SIR) on time of flight-magnetic resonance angiography (TOF-MRA) might offer a feasible alternative to identify high-risk intracranial stenosis. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients with unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis who underwent both TOF-MRA and acetazolamide reactivity on 123 I-IMP SPECT were retrospectively analyzed...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214780/mismatch-between-tof-mr-angiography-and-ct-angiography-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-may-be-a-critical-sign-in-cerebrovascular-dynamics
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Keiji Igase, Michiya Igase, Ichiro Matsubara, Kazuhiko Sadamoto
PURPOSE: Although time-of-flight (TOF)-magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) can clearly depict intracranial arteries, the arterial flow of middle cerebral artery (MCA) is occasionally not detected. We evaluated this phenomenon with reference to cerebrovascular dynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with suspected occlusion of MCA or internal carotid artery on TOF-MRA were enrolled. All patients underwent CT angiography (CTA) and quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) examination for measurement of resting CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR)...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044753/development-of-a-quantitative-intracranial-vascular-features-extraction-tool-on-3d-mra-using-semiautomated-open-curve-active-contour-vessel-tracing
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Li Chen, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Niranjan Balu, Gador Canton, Jie Sun, Kristi Pimentel, Thomas S Hatsukami, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Chun Yuan
PURPOSE: To develop a quantitative intracranial artery measurement technique to extract comprehensive artery features from time-of-flight MR angiography (MRA). METHODS: By semiautomatically tracing arteries based on an open-curve active contour model in a graphical user interface, 12 basic morphometric features and 16 basic intensity features for each artery were identified. Arteries were then classified as one of 24 types using prediction from a probability model...
October 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991731/automatic-temporal-segmentation-of-vessels-of-the-brain-using-4d-asl-mra-images
#5
Renzo Phellan, Thomas Lindner, Michael Helle, Alexandre Falcao, Nils Daniel Forkert
OBJECTIVE: Automatic vessel segmentation can be used to process the considerable amount of data generated by four dimensional arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance angiography (4D ASL MRA) images. Previous segmentation approaches for dynamic series of images propose either reducing the series to a temporal average (tAIP) or maximum intensity projection (tMIP) prior to vessel segmentation, or a separate segmentation of each image. The present paper introduces a method that combines both approaches to overcome the specific drawbacks of each technique...
October 5, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953897/evaluation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-change-after-cigarette-smoking-using-quantitative-mra
#6
Yunsun Song, Joong-Goo Kim, Hong-Jun Cho, Jae Kyun Kim, Dae Chul Suh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) immediately after cigarette smoking (CS) are still unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate the hemodynamic changes in each intracranial vessel after CS by using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy male smokers less than 45 years old with more than 3 pack-year smoking history were enrolled in this study. The hemodynamic change in the vessels, represented by cerebral flow rate (CFR, ml/s) and flow velocity (FV, cm/s), was quantitatively measured in eleven vascular segments of the brain using phase-contrast MRA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913611/prospective-intraindividual-comparison-of-gadoterate-and-gadobutrol-for-cervical-and-intracranial-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Philip Hoelter, Stefan Lang, Marina Weibart, Manuel Schmidt, Michael F X Knott, Tobias Engelhorn, Marco Essig, Stephan Kloska, Arnd Doerfler
PURPOSE: Gadobutrol (GB) is reported to provide improved relaxivity and concentration compared to gadoterate (GT). This study was designed to intraindividually compare quantitative and qualitative enhancement characteristics of GB to GT in cervicocranial magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Patients (n = 54) with CVD underwent two identical contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) examinations of the cervical and intracranial vasculature in randomized order, using GB and GT in equimolar dose...
December 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881037/comparison-of-vessel-enhancement-algorithms-applied-to-time-of-flight-mra-images-for-cerebrovascular-segmentation
#8
Renzo Phellan, Nils D Forkert
PURPOSE: Vessel enhancement algorithms are often used as a preprocessing step for vessel segmentation in medical images to improve the overall segmentation accuracy. Each algorithm uses different characteristics to enhance vessels, such that the most suitable algorithm may vary for different applications. This paper presents a comparative analysis of the accuracy gains in vessel segmentation generated by the use of nine vessel enhancement algorithms: Multiscale vesselness using the formulas described by Erdt (MSE), Frangi (MSF), and Sato (MSS), optimally oriented flux (OOF), ranking orientations responses path operator (RORPO), the regularized Perona-Malik approach (RPM), vessel enhanced diffusion (VED), hybrid diffusion with continuous switch (HDCS), and the white top hat algorithm (WTH)...
September 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856460/late-onset-pompe-disease-a-genetic-radiological-correlation-on-cerebral-vascular-anomalies
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A Pichiecchio, S Sacco, P De Filippi, E Caverzasi, S Ravaglia, S Bastianello, C Danesino
Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder in which deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase results in the accumulation of glycogen mostly in muscle tissues. Several reports suggest a higher incidence of intracranial vascular abnormalities (IVAs) in this condition, as well as brain microbleeds and cerebral vasculopathy. The aim of our study was to evaluate through neuroimaging studies the incidence of these anomalies in our cohort of late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients asymptomatic for cerebrovascular disease, looking for correlations with clinical and genetic data...
October 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776469/relationship-between-haemodynamic-impairment-and-collateral-blood-flow-in-carotid-artery-disease
#10
Nolan S Hartkamp, Esben T Petersen, Michael A Chappell, Thomas W Okell, Maarten Uyttenboogaart, Clark J Zeebregts, Reinoud Ph Bokkers
Collateral blood flow plays a pivotal role in steno-occlusive internal carotid artery (ICA) disease to prevent irreversible ischaemic damage. Our aim was to investigate the effect of carotid artery disease upon cerebral perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity and whether haemodynamic impairment is influenced at brain tissue level by the existence of primary and/or secondary collateral. Eighty-eight patients with steno-occlusive ICA disease and 29 healthy controls underwent MR examination. The presence of collaterals was determined with time-of-flight, two-dimensional phase contrast MRA and territorial arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734143/cortical-thickness-changes-in-adult-moyamoya-disease-assessed-by-structural-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Peng-Gang Qiao, Zhi-Wei Zuo, Cong Han, Juan Zhou, Hong-Tao Zhang, Lian Duan, Tianyi Qian, Gong-Jie Li
PURPOSE: To characterize the changes in cortical thickness of adult patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). METHODS: 60 patients with MMD and 60 age and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited. Structural images were acquired by MRI. Freesurfer was used to measure cortical thickness in patients and controls, and this was compared with MRA scores and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) scores. RESULTS: Compared with controls, the average cortical thickness of both cerebral hemispheres was lower in patients than in controls and symmetrical differences were seen in the regional cortex: bilateral precentral gyri were thinner, bilateral postcentral gyri and posterior cingulate gyri were thicker, and thinning and thickening were both found in the insula...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708731/noncontrast-hybrid-arterial-spin-labeled-imaging-of-the-intracranial-arteries
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Ruth P Lim, Elena Trajcevska, Farah Al Rawi, Dinesh Gooneratne, Windell Ang, Yuliya Perchyonok, Gregory Fitt, Andrew Kemp, Shivraman Giri, Davide Piccini, Amy Brodtmann, Helen Dewey, Ioannis Koktzoglou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility, image quality (IQ), and accuracy of noncontrast hybrid arterial spin labeling (NoHASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with time of flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA in patients with known/suspected cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: Thirty inpatients were imaged at 1.5 T. Two neuroradiologists assessed 630 intracranial arterial segments for IQ (1, nondiagnostic; 3, satisfactory for diagnosis; and 5, excellent)...
November 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698731/intermittent-hemiplegia-in-a-boy-with-primary-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report-from-iran
#13
Reza Bidaki, Ehsan Zarepur
Moyamoya is a rare chronic progressive occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Its manifestation varies from stroke, progressive learning impairment and transient ischemic attack to headache and seizure. There is no accepted medical treatment and surgery usually, is needed. We report here a case of 8 yr old boy referred to psychiatrist outpatient. An eight yr old boy with intermittent hemiplegia was brought to Imam Ali Clinic, Yazd, Iran in 2015 because his headache and medical problem began from 6 yr old. Stress and excitement exacerbated his condition...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694612/cerebral-and-coronary-vasculature-in-disease-associations-and-dissociations-in-the-south-indian-population
#14
Krishnan Srinivasan, Srinivasan Ravikumar, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Selva Ganapathy, G S Ravi
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrovascular accidents constitute the most common cause of disability all over the world. In India prevalence rate is 545 per 100000 and mortality rate is around 7.5 per thousand. Therefore the authors undertook a study on patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). They were investigated for clinical and/or radiological evidence of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) with the aim to decide on early neurological intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 patients who had undergone CABG were evaluated with neck vessel Doppler using high resolution duplex scanner system and computed tomography (CT) scan as well as MR angiogram (MRA) in addition to assessment of co morbid risk factors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664022/intracerebral-hemorrhage-caused-by-cerebral-hyperperfusion-after-superficial-temporal-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-for-atherosclerotic-occlusive-cerebrovascular-disease
#15
Fumihiro Matano, Yasuo Murai, Takayuki Mizunari, Koji Adachi, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
Few papers have reported detailed accounts of intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral hyperperfusion after superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass (STA-MCA) bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular disease. We report a case of vasogenic edema and subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage caused by the cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) after STA-MCA bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular disease disease without intense postoperative blood pressure control. A 63-year-old man with repeating left hemiparesis underwent magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), which revealed right internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion...
January 2017: NMC Case Report Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579715/combination-of-encephalo-myo-pial-synangiosis-and-encephalo-arterio-pial-synangiosis-procedure-in-pediatric-moya-moya-disease
#16
Prastiya Gunawan, Wihasto Suryaningtyas, Darto Saharso, Risky Prasetyo
BACKGROUND: Moya-moya disease in children is a cerebrovascular disorder that may cause cerebral ischemic or hemorrhage. CASE DETAILS: We report an 8-year-old boy that was admitted with the chief complaint of repeated sudden half left body paralyze. MRA showed acute thrombotic infarction in the right hemisphere and internal carotid artery stenosis in the form of puffs of smokes. Indirect revascularization surgical procedure with combination of Encephalo-myo-pial-synangiosis (EMS) and Encephalo-arterio-pial-synangiosis (EAS) was performed...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394897/vertebral-artery-terminating-in-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-a-normal-variation-with-clinical-significance
#17
I-Wen Liu, Bo-Lin Ho, Chien-Fu Chen, Ke Han, Chung-Jung Lin, Wen-Yung Sheng, Han-Hwa Hu, A-Ching Chao
A vertebral artery (VA) terminating in a posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) is often considered to be a normal variation associated with VA hypoplasia. We aimed to investigate the clinical significance of this cerebrovascular variant. A total of 80 patients with clinically evident cerebrovascular events in posterior circulation were examined by duplex sonography and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Eighty healthy subjects who had MRA check-up were recruited as controls. PICA termination of the VA (PICA-VA) was identified as the VA not communicating with the basilar artery (BA) but ending into a PICA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366753/the-position-and-role-of-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spinal-arteriovenous-fistulas
#18
Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kohei Takemoto, Masaaki Takeda, Yosuke Kajihara, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Manish Kolakshyapati, Kazutoshi Mukada, Kaoru Kurisu
BACKGROUND: Localization of the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a crucial step in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal vascular malformations (VMs). Noninvasive angiographic techniques such as dynamic magnetic resonance angiography and three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (CTA) have been used as standard modalities to localize AVF. With the increasing prevalence of high-specification computed tomography scanners, four-dimensional (4D) CTA is being increasingly used in the evaluation of cerebrovascular disorders...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268151/utility-of-repeat-cerebrovascular-imaging-among-hospitalized-stroke-patients
#19
Syed Ali Raza, Vijay Javalkar, Seena Dehkharghani, Archana Kudrimoti, Amit Saindane, Mark Mullins, Fadi Nahab
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frequency and clinical utility of repeat cerebrovascular imaging with computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the head after contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) of the head in acute stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All stroke patients admitted to 2 academic medical centers from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014 were identified as part of prospective radiology database if they underwent CE-MRA of the head followed by subsequent CTA of the head within 7 days...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183839/mr-imaging-of-individual-perfusion-reorganization-using-superselective-pseudocontinuous-arterial-spin-labeling-in-patients-with-complex-extracranial-steno-occlusive-disease
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V Richter, M Helle, M J P van Osch, T Lindner, A S Gersing, P Tsantilas, H-H Eckstein, C Preibisch, C Zimmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with multiple stenoses or occlusions of the extracranial arteries require an individualized diagnostic approach. We evaluated the feasibility and clinical utility of a novel MR imaging technique for regional perfusion imaging in this patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Superselective pseudocontinuous arterial spin-labeling with a circular labeling spot enabling selective vessel labeling was added to routine imaging in a prospective pilot study in 50 patients (10 women, 70...
April 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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