Brain imaging in stroke

Chelsea S. Kidwell, Jeffrey Saver, Bruce Ovbiagele, Steven Warach

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Technological advances in recent years have revolutionized the field of neuroimaging of cerebrovascular disease. As therapeutic options for treatment of acute stroke and for secondary stroke prevention evolve, neuroimaging strategies are assuming an increasingly important role in patient evaluation and management. Both acute and long-term treatment decisions for stroke patients should optimally incorporate information provided by neuroimaging studies regarding tissue injury (size, location, vascular distribution, and degree of reversibility of ischemic injury as well as presence of hemorrhage), vessel status (site and severity of stenoses and occlusions), and cerebral perfusion (size, location, and severity of hypoperfusion) (Fig. 1; Table 1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780203996942
ISBN (Print)9780824753900
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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