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Research progress of high resolution magnetic resonance angiography in ischemic stroke
WANG Zehua  GAO Yang 

Cite this article as: WANG Z H, GAO Y. Research progress of high resolution magnetic resonance angiography in ischemic stroke[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(1): 156-160, 165. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.01.029.

[Abstract] Intracranial and extracranial atherosclerosis is the main cause of ischemic stroke, in which plaque vulnerability and plaque location are closely related to the cause of ischemic stroke and the choice of treatment. At present, magnetic resonance high resolution vascular wall imaging relies on a variety of black blood technologies that can inhibit cerebrospinal fluid and blood signals at the same time, realizing the fine display of intracranial and extracranial atherosclerotic plaque, and becoming an effective means of stroke screening for high-risk population of cerebrovascular disease. In addition to observing the lumen, vascular wall imaging can also observe the components of plaque in the vascular wall, and conduct a comprehensive analysis of the plaque, which can accurately quantify the various components in the plaque, observe the relationship between the plaque and the entrance of the perforator, and provide sufficient imaging basis for the etiology classification, drug efficacy evaluation, and selection of surgical methods of ischemic stroke patients. This article reviews the high resolution vascular wall imaging technology and its evaluation value for plaque characteristics, the etiology classification of stroke and the evaluation of clinical therapeutic efficacy, it is emphasized that the best dosage and duration of statins can be taken as the future research direction.
[Keywords] stroke;magnetic resonance imaging;vascular wall imaging;etiological classification;clinical treatment;plaque

WANG Zehua   GAO Yang*  

Department of Radiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohehot 010050, China

Corresponding author: Gao Y, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Healthcare and Technology Plan Project of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (No. 202201250).
Received  2022-08-02
Accepted  2022-11-28
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.01.029
Cite this article as: WANG Z H, GAO Y. Research progress of high resolution magnetic resonance angiography in ischemic stroke[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(1): 156-160, 165. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.01.029.

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