Diffusion-Weighted Imaging In Hyperacute Stroke – Gold Standard?
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2003
Volume 44, Issue 5, pages 547–549, September 2003
How to Cite
Wong, Y.-Y. and Lam, W. W.-M. (2003), Diffusion-Weighted Imaging In Hyperacute Stroke – Gold Standard?. Acta Radiologica, 44: 547–549. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0455.2003.00112.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2003
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2003
- Accepted for publication 12 June 2003.
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is more sensitive than CT and conventional T2-weighted MR imaging in the detection of early cerebral ischemia and infarction.
In this case report, we present a case of a 79-year-old woman with symptoms of acute stroke, clinically and radiologically documented progression to complete stroke with an initial negative diffusion-weighted scan.