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Progress of magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging in the evaluation of vulnerability and treatment efficacy of intracranial atherosclerosis plaque
LIU Cong  SONG Yan 

Cite this article as: Liu C, Song Y. Progress of magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging in the evaluation of vulnerability and treatment efficacy of intracranial atherosclerosis plaque[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(3): 118-121. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.029.


[Abstract] Intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) is closely associated with ischemic stroke. Compared with conventional arterial luminal imaging, magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging (VWI), a kind of new non-invasive imaging technique, could evaluate the plaque burden and vulnerability as well as the luminal stenosis. It could help to predict the risk of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. In recent years, more and more studies about the evaluation of ICAS with IVW have been carried out. Some of them search for the clinical risk factors of vulnerable intracranial atherosclerotic plaque, trying to prevent the development of vulnerable plaque by controlling these risk factors; some researchers apply VWI to evaluate the efficacy of drugs or interventional therapy for ICAS, exploring more effective treatment schemes. All these efforts will help to further promote the prevention of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. In this review, we summarized the application of VWI in the evaluation of intracranial atherosclerosis plaque vulnerability, risk factors and prognosis.
[Keywords] magnetic resonance imaging;intracranial atherosclerosis;risk factors;prognosis

LIU Cong1, 2   SONG Yan1, 2*  

1 Department of Radiology, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China

2 Graduate School, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China

Song Y, E-mail: firesong@sina.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-11-30
Accepted  2022-03-02
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.029
Cite this article as: Liu C, Song Y. Progress of magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging in the evaluation of vulnerability and treatment efficacy of intracranial atherosclerosis plaque[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(3): 118-121.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.029

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