The role of CT and MRI in the emergency evaluation of persons with suspected stroke

Chelsea S. Kidwell, Max Wintermark

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Abstract

As a growing number of therapeutic treatment options for acute stroke are being introduced, multimodal acute neuroimaging is assuming a growing role in the initial evaluation and management of patients. Multimodal neuroimaging, using either a CT or MRI approach, can identify the type, location, and severity of the lesion (ischemia or hemorrhage); the status of the cerebral vasculature; the status of cerebral perfusion; and the existence and extent of the ischemic penumbra. Both acute and long-term treatment decisions for stroke patients can then be optimally guided by this information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT
  • Imaging
  • MRI
  • Penumbra
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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