Presented as a poster at the 24th annual symposium of the ECVN/ESVN, Trier 2011.
IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS IN A DOG WITH SEQUENTIAL BRAIN INFARCTION
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2012
© 2012 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 576–580, September/October 2012
How to Cite
Major, A. C., Caine, A., Rodriguez, S. B. and Cherubini, G. B. (2012), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS IN A DOG WITH SEQUENTIAL BRAIN INFARCTION. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 53: 576–580. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01944.x
- Issue published online: 11 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 JAN 2012
- cerebrovascular accident;
- diffusion-weighted MRI
An adult greyhound was evaluated on three occasions for acute, intracranial neurologic signs. Based on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, there were T2-hyperintense and T1-hypointense, noncontrast enhancing lesions in the cerebellum, and brain stem. Using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), the lesions were characterized initially by restricted water diffusion. The presumptive diagnosis on each occasion was acute ischemic cerebrovascular accident leading to infarction. This allowed us to characterize the changes in appearance of infarcted neural tissue on the standard MR sequences over time, and to confirm that the DWI could be successfully used in low-field imaging. © 2012 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.