Turan receives funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (K23 NS069668) for HRMRI research in ICAD. This research has also been supported by the MUSC Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR) and the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, with an academic home at the Medical University of South Carolina, through NIH Grant Numbers UL1 RR029882 and UL1 TR000062.
High-resolution MRI of basilar atherosclerosis: three-dimensional acquisition and FLAIR sequences
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
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Brain and Behavior
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 1–3, January 2013
How to Cite
Brain and Behavior 2013; 3(1):1–3.
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 26 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 AUG 2012
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: K23 NS069668
- MUSC Center for Advanced Imaging Research
- South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute. Grant Numbers: UL1 RR029882, UL1 TR000062
- Basilar artery;
- cerebral infarction;
- intracranial atherosclerosis;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
- pontine stroke
This case report describes the use of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HRMRI) to visualize basilar artery atherosclerotic plaque in a patient with a pontine stroke. HRMRI with three-dimensional image acquisition was used to visualize plaque in several planes to localize arterial wall pathology. Fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences of the basilar artery showed wall thickening throughout the basilar artery wall and good contrast between the artery wall and cerebrospinal fluid.