23. Application of MR Diffusion, CT Angiography and Perfusion Imaging in Stroke Neurocritical Care

  1. Edward M. Manno MD, FCCM, FAAN, FAHA
  1. Carlos Leiva-Salinas MD1,
  2. Wade Smith MD, PhD2 and
  3. Max Wintermark MD1

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch23

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

How to Cite

Leiva-Salinas, C., Smith, W. and Wintermark, M. (2012) Application of MR Diffusion, CT Angiography and Perfusion Imaging in Stroke Neurocritical Care, in Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care (ed E. M. Manno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Neurological Intensive Care Unit Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Division, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Neurology in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Robert A. Gross and
  2. Jonathan W. Mink

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654736

Online ISBN: 9781118297162

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Keywords:

  • Stroke;
  • MRI;
  • CT;
  • DWI;
  • perfusion;
  • thrombolysis

Summary

As new therapeutic options for acute ischemic stroke have developed, neuroimaging is playing a growing role in the selection of patients for treatment and in monitoring the therapeutic effect. The goal of neuroimaging is no longer limited to depicting early signs of infarction but now encompasses assessing the status of the cerebral vasculature, cerebral perfusion, and the existence and extent of the ischemic penumbra. This chapter will review modern CT and MR imaging strategies in patients suspected of acute ischemic stroke.