Patients need to be examined for intracranial aneurysms if they have had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The preferred technique in this situation is CT angiography. Screening can be done for familial forms or for elastic tissue disorders, for which the first line investigation is magnetic resonance angiography. These non-invasive methods have now taken over from conventional angiography that was reserved for the pretreatment phase. A good technical knowledge of these imaging methods, their artifacts and misleading images enables reliable detection of intracranial aneurysms and for an accurate report to be returned to clinicians.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Intracranial aneurysm, Hemorrhage, CT, MRI angiography