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Application progress of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging vascular wall imaging in ischemic stroke
YANG Li  WANG Xiaochun 

Cite this article as: Yang L, Wang XC. Application progress of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging vascular wall imaging in ischemic stroke[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(5): 136-139. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.028.


[Abstract] Atherosclerosis is a major cause of the occurrence and development of ischemic stroke. Early identification of unstable plaque is very important for the prevention and treatment of ischemic stroke. High resolution magnetic resonance imaging vascular wall imaging (HR-VWI) not only can directly evaluate the condition of lumen stenosis and vascular remodeling, but also can qualitatively or quantitatively evaluate the plaque composition and plaque load, judge the etiology and pathogenesis of ischemic stroke, identify the high-risk characteristics of plaque closely related to the occurrence and recurrence of ischemic stroke. Then it can guide clinical active intervention and prevent the occurrence and recurrence of ischemic stroke. This review will discuss the identification of high-risk plaques by HR-VWI and its role in the etiology identification, prevention and recurrence prediction of ischemic stroke.
[Keywords] magnetic resonance imaging;vascular wall imaging;atherosclerosis;ischemic stroke

YANG Li1   WANG Xiaochun2*  

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

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

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

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-02-28
Accepted  2022-04-29
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.028
Cite this article as: Yang L, Wang XC. Application progress of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging vascular wall imaging in ischemic stroke[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(5): 136-139.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.028

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