Advances in the imaging of cerebral aneurysm inflammation

Michael R. Levitt, M. Yashar S. Kalani, Karam Moon, Cameron G. McDougall, Felipe C. Albuquerque

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Cerebral aneurysm formation, growth and rupture are thought to be the result of a complex interaction between cerebrovascular hemodynamics and pathobiology. Recently, new evidence has emerged regarding the role of inflammation in the walls of cerebral aneurysms. Noninvasive methods to characterize the degree of inflammation in aneurysms could enable clinicians to estimate the risk of future aneurysm growth and rupture, influencing treatment. This review examines emerging techniques of imaging inflammatory biomarkers in cerebral aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferrosoferric oxide
  • Inflammation
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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