Primary Outcome Measures:
- Intracranial aneurysms identified by CE-MRA [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Statistical analysis of the prospective factors which contribute to the development of intracranial aneurysms [ Time Frame: 6 months after the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Intracranial aneurysms are common and have been reported increased incidence rate because of the widespread use of high-resolution imaging techniques. They are clinically important because of the life-threatening rupture and hemorrhage. Early detection and diagnosis is the key of treatment. Contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA), as a simple, sensitivity and noninvasive method, is playing an important role in Vascular Imaging. CE-MRA has been an accuracy modality for intracranial aneurysm at most centers and proved the high sensitivity and accuracy comparing with DSA. Therefore, we use CE-MRA at 1.5T as a tool of epidemiological investigation of intracranial aneurysms.
In retrospective analysis, conventional risk factors for intracranial aneurysms include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus (DM), smoking history, and family history, etc. However, retrospective analysis probably gives an underestimation or overestimation of the actual results. Prospective analysis will get accurate data on the risk factors relating to intracranial aneurysms