OBJECTIVE. We attempt to determine whether angiography is indicated in patients with suspected central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis who present with negative findings on MR imaging studies. CONCLUSION. MR imaging findings may be negative in the setting of CNS vasculitis confirmed on angiography, indicating that advanced imaging techniques tailored to detect infarction (i.e., fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, diffusion-weighted, and perfusion imaging) may be necessary to enhance the sensitivity of an MR study and that despite the high sensitivity of MR imaging for CNS vasculitis, angiography may still be required to render an accurate diagnosis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging