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MRI and MRA for evaluation of dissection of craniocerebral arteries: lessons from the medical literature

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MR imaging and MR angiography have become first-line imaging techniques in assessment of the patient with suspected dissection of the carotid and vertebral arteries. This review describes the advantages of these two techniques for diagnosis and describes diagnostic pitfalls.

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Provenzale, J.M. MRI and MRA for evaluation of dissection of craniocerebral arteries: lessons from the medical literature. Emerg Radiol 16, 185–193 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-008-0770-x

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Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Dissection
  • Carotid artery
  • Vertebral artery