Diagnostic Evaluation: Morphological Imaging MRI

  • Kazuhiko Nishino
  • Takatoshi Sorimachi
  • Yukihiko Fujii


The recent advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has contributed significantly to the diagnosis of moyamoya disease. According to the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis, i.e., moyamoya disease, cerebral angiography is not mandatory, if MRI and MRA identify all the findings required for diagnosis [1].


Internal Carotid Artery Magnetic Resonance Angiography Posterior Cerebral Artery Mean Transit Time Moyamoya Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Nishino
    • 1
  • Takatoshi Sorimachi
    • 1
  • Yukihiko Fujii
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research InstituteUniversity of NiigataChuo-kuJapan

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