High-resolution vessel wall imaging (HR-VWI) is becoming a useful tool in the characterization and identification of unstable unruptured brain aneurysms. However, it has not been validated for clinical use. The current evidence on HR-VWI techniques for characterization of brain aneurysms is described in this review. Specific imaging approaches such as aneurysm wall contrast enhancement, MRI-quantitative susceptibility mapping, and 7T MRI are described in detail.
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Contributors Conception, design and study supervision: EAS. All named authors contributed substantially to the work described by actively participating in the study and the generation of the data, and provided critical evaluation of the manuscript.
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