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Intracranial Arterial and Venous Disease

  • Dariusch R. Hadizadeh
  • Horst Urbach
  • Winfried A. Willinek
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Abstract

Inflow or time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) sequences were the first sequences that were exclusively developed to image vascular structures in various regions of the body and have been used since the early 1980s [1]. Using gradient echo sequences with very short repetition times (TR < T1) and partial flip angle techniques, the background tissue is effectively saturated and only blood that enters the imaging volume during the repetition time (and has therefore not been saturated before) is visualized. Background suppression is further enhanced by magnetization transfer contrast (MTC) [2].

Keywords

Vertebral Artery Intracranial Aneurysm Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Sinus Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dariusch R. Hadizadeh
    • 1
  • Horst Urbach
    • 1
    • 2
  • Winfried A. Willinek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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