Causes of misinterpretation of cross-sectional imaging studies for dissection of the craniocervical arteries.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: This review presents some of the more common causes of false-positive and false-negative interpretations of cross-sectional imaging studies showing, or designed to show, dissection of the carotid or vertebral arteries. CONCLUSION: Dissection of the craniocervical arteries is a diagnosis that can be very difficult on cross-sectional imaging studies such as CT angiography, MRI, and MR angiography.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Sarikaya, B; Hacein-Bey, L; Wintermark, M

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 196 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 21178045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.10.5384


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States