Update in Diagnostic Procedures: The Relevance of Inflammation
Noninvasive Angiography (Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography) in the Diagnosis of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease
Techniques and Clinical ApplicationsSchellinger P.D.a · Richter G.b · Köhrmann M.a · Dörfler A.b
Departments of aNeurology and bNeuroradiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
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Noninvasive diagnostic imaging of the craniocervical and intracranial vasculature is a domain of computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and Doppler/duplex ultrasound, the latter not being the topic of this presentation. We give a methodological background for both, CTA and MRA, followed by a critical appraisal of both imaging modalities in the diagnosis of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The contribution of noninvasive vascular imaging to vascular malformations (including aneurysms, fistulas and cerebral-vein thrombosis) is beyond the scope of this paper and therefore not covered.
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