Our neurovascular imaging group has been developing new methods to image the arteries that feed the brain since 1992. This began with work to use MRI to detect intracranial aneurysms and subsequent work to improve the visualization of disease in the arterial wall. A huge factor in image quality improvement has been obtained by designing and developing neck-shape-specific RF coils in our coil lab.
Today, our Neurovascular Imaging Group is made up of a number of researchers and diverse projects, all united by their goal to use advanced MRI techniques to better elucidate human neurovascular health. Because MR angiography studies are completely non-invasive, it is possible to follow patients with aneurysms over long periods of time to monitor for any changes that would indicate increased risk of rupture.