Title

Imaging Inflammation in Cerebrovascular Disease

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

10-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Blood Vessels; Brain; Cerebral Angiography; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Echoencephalography; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Molecular Imaging; Positron-Emission Tomography; Vasculitis, Central Nervous System

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Radiology

Abstract

Imaging inflammation in large intracranial artery pathology may play an important role in the diagnosis of and risk stratification for a variety of cerebrovascular diseases. Looking beyond the lumen has already generated widespread excitement in the stroke community, and the potential to unveil molecular processes in the vessel wall is a natural evolution to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases, such as ICAD and brain aneurysms.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Stroke. 2015 Oct;46(10):2991-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.008229. Epub 2015 Sep 8. Link to article on publisher's site

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Keywords

MRI, aneurysm, inflammation, intracranial atherosclerosis, molecular imaging, vasculitis, vasculopathy

PubMed ID

26351362