Contrast-enhanced MR 3D angiography in the assessment of brain AVMs


Unlu E., Temizoz O., Albayram S., Genchellac H., Hamamcioglu M. K. , Kurt I., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.60, no.3, pp.367-378, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2006.08.007
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-378

Abstract

Background and purpose: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the current reference standard for the diagnosis, assessment, and management of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic utility of three-dimensional (3D) time-off-light (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and contrast-enhanced 3D MRA in patients with intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in different sizes and locations. The AVM diagnosis was proved via DSA and almost half of the patients had also hematoma.