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Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1998 Feb;8(1):119-41.

Head and neck vascular anatomy.

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Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0615, USA.

Abstract

Conventional computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) angiography provide excellent vascular images; however, every radiologist interpreting routine cross-sectional imaging of the head and neck must recognize normal and abnormal vascular structures. Knowledge of the normal cross-sectional appearance of vessels can help to define spacial anatomy and provide for recognition of abnormal vessels. Intracranially, the major arterial branches of the Circle of Willis are routinely visualized on MR and CT, as are the dural venous sinuses and major tributaries to the deep and superficial venous system. Using a combination of CT and MR images, we demonstrate the normal cross-sectional vascular anatomy of the head and neck and the important anatomic relationships key to accurate imaging analysis.

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