Response of arteriovenous malformations to gamma knife therapy evaluated with pulsed arterial spin-labeling MRI perfusion

Jeffrey M. Pollock, Christopher T. Whitlow, Justin Simonds, E. Andrew Stevens, Robert A. Kraft, Jonathan H. Burdette, Joseph A Maldjian

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The goal of this study was to use pulsed arterial spin-labeling (PASL) MRI to evaluate the effect of gamma knife treatment on arteriovenous malformation (AVM) blood flow by measuring perfusion of the AVM nidus and nearby vascular territories. CONCLUSION. PASL can show and quantify the steal phenomena and the relative flow rates within the AVM nidus and may be used to follow AVM perfusion over time to assess treatment efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume196
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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