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New progress in imaging evaluation of intracranial atherosclerosis
ZHOU Hui  WANG Xiaochun 

Cite this article as: Zhou H, Wang XC. New progress in imaging evaluation of intracranial atherosclerosis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 123-126. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.030.


[Abstract] Intracranial atherosclerosis is one of the main causes of ischemic stroke. Early diagnosis is of great significance to the later treatment and prognosis of patients. The traditional imaging evaluation methods are not enough to accurately evaluate this kind of disease. High resolution MR vessel wall imaging and the imaging omics of plaque have developed rapidly, showing its unique advantages. New methods such as intravascular imaging and computational fluid dynamics also play an important role in intracranial atherosclerosis, and the combined application of different evaluation methods will improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis. The imaging evaluation methods of intracranial atherosclerosis were reviewed in this paper to clarify the main roles of different methods.
[Keywords] intracranial atherosclerosis transcranial;high resolution magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging;optical coherence tomography;computational fluid dynamics

ZHOU Hui1   WANG Xiaochun2*  

1 College of Medical Imaging, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

2 Department of Radiology, the First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

Wang XC, E-mail: 2010xiaochun@163.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-09-12
Accepted  2022-01-12
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.030
Cite this article as: Zhou H, Wang XC. New progress in imaging evaluation of intracranial atherosclerosis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 123-126.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.030

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