Evaluation of Three-Dimensional High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis

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Yu-Fei Cheng; Chen Chen; Hong Liu & Jiang Wu


Intracranial artery stenosis (ICAS) was one of the main causes of ischemic stroke onset and recurrence. About 30 % of strokes were caused by intracranial artery stenosis. Intracranial artery stenosis had a high incidence in China and faced a high risk of recurrence for a long time. It affected patient safety and quality of life seriously. At the same time, it caused a heavy financial burden for the patient ́s family. Therefore, early detection and accuracy of intracranial artery stenosis evaluation were extremely important. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) had been widely used in clinical examinations, making up for the shortcomings of traditional vascular imaging methods that could only show the degree of luminal stenosis, making it possible to perform lumens, tube wall and plaque features of atherosclerotic intracranial arteries at the same time. There were still some controversies about the credibility of this technique in assessing the intracranial artery lumen stenosis. This article reviewed the application efficacy of HR-MRI technology in evaluating the degree of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis.

KEY WORDS: High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging; Atherosclerosis; Stroke; Intracranial artery stenosis.

How to cite this article

CHENG, Y. F.; CHEN, C.; LIU, H. & WU, J. Evaluation of three-dimensional high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis. Int. J. Morphol., 40(5):1344-1348, 2022.