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Diffusion in Acute Stroke

Ona Wu, Lauren Nentwich, Aurauma Chutinet and Ahmad Bayrlee

in Diffusion MRI

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Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369779
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369779.003.0031
Diffusion in Acute Stroke

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Acute stroke is a devastating disease with high morbidity and mortality necessitating rapid and accurate diagnosis in order to dictate optimal treatment. Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has greatly advanced the field of diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients due to its superior sensitivity over conventional MRI and CT for detecting ischemic tissue. This chapter reviews the hypothesized mechanisms of DWI contrast, describes clinical application of DWI in acute stroke, and discusses potential future roles of advanced diffusion imaging techniques.

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Subjects: Neuroscientific Techniques

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