Cerebrovascular disease is a major source of mortality that commonly requires neurosurgical intervention. MR imaging is the preferred technique for imaging cerebrovascular structures, as well as regions of pathology that include microbleeds and ischemia. Advanced MR imaging sequences such as time-of-flight, susceptibility-weighted imaging, and 3D T2-weighted sequences have demonstrated excellent depiction of arterial and venous structures with and without contrast administration. While the advantages of 3T compared with 1.5T have been described, the role of ultra-high-field (7T) MR imaging in neurovascular imaging remains poorly understood. In the present review, we examine emerging neurosurgical applications of 7T MR imaging in vascular imaging of diverse conditions and discuss current limitations and future directions for this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


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