Neuroradiology (2017) 59:861–872 DOI 10.1007/s00234-017-1878-z DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY Detection of vessel wall calcifications in vertebral arteries using susceptibility weighted imaging 1 1 1 2 Lisa C. Adams & Sarah M. Böker & Yvonne Y. Bender & Eva M. Fallenberg & 1 3 1 1 Moritz Wagner & Thomas Liebig & Bernd Hamm & Marcus R. Makowski Received: 13 March 2017 /Accepted: 30 June 2017 /Published online: 20 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract 2016, were retrospectively evaluated and 389 patients were Purpose Calcification of the brain supplying arteries has been included. Sensitivity and specificity for the detection of focal linked to an increased risk for cerebrovascular disease. The calcifications and intra- and interobserver agreement were cal- purpose of this study was to test the potential of susceptibility culated for SWMR and standard MRI, using CT as a standard weighted MR imaging (SWMR) for the detection of vertebral of reference. The diameter of vertebral artery calcifications was artery calcifications, based on CT as a reference standard. used to assess correlations between imaging modalities. Methods Four hundred seventy-four patients, who had re- Furthermore, the degree of vessel stenosis was determined in ceived head CT and 1.5 T MR scans with SWMR,
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