RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY OF SUPRAAORTIC VESSELS
M. Nikšić, Z.Merhemić, Z. Kadenić, G. Sulejmanpašić and F.
of Radiology, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
The aim of this study is to demonstrate 3D TOF magnetic resonance
angiography in evaluation of supraaortic vessels. Materials and
methods: In the period of 2 years 28 patients, 17 women, 11 men,
range age 8 month-85 years, with clinicaland CT diagnose of cephalea
(12), ischemic stroke (2), tumor (2), vertebrobasilar sy. (8);
were examined on 1.0 T MR unit, using 3D TOF (three dimensional
time-of-flie) magnetic resonance angiography with postprocessing
images using MIP algorithm to demonstrate supraaortic vessels.
Results: In the groupe of 28 patients, 6 had high grade of common
or internal carotid artery stenosis, 2 had patological vascularisation
in tumor region, 5 had atherosclerotic changes on the supraaortic
vessels, 3 had hipoplasia of one vertebral arterie, and 1 had
hipoplasia of both carotid arteries.
Conclusion: 3D TOF MR angiography is non-invasive examination,
with no radiation, which can be important in confirming the diagnosis
of pathology of the supraaortic vessels, and to plane the tretement.