Magnetic resonance 4D flow reveals unusual hemodynamics associated with aneurysm formation and a possible cause of cryptogenic stroke in a patient with aortic dissection

Phillip Matthew Young, Kiaran Patrick McGee, Bradley Bolster, Lyle D. Joyce, Andreas Greiser, Jens Guehring, Mehmet Akif Gulsun

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Four-dimensional flow is a magnetic resonance technology that has undergone significant technical improvements in recent years. With increasingly rapid acquisition times and new postprocessing tools, it can provide a tool for demonstrating and visualizing cardiovascular flow phenomena, which may offer new insights into disease. We present an interesting clinical case in which 4-dimensional flow demonstrates potential etiologies for 2 interesting phenomena in the same patient: (1) development of an unusual aneurysm and (2) cryptogenic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014



  • Aortic dissection
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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