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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 140  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 717-728

Current concepts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) perfusion-diffusion assessment in acute ischaemic stroke: a review & an update for the clinicians


Magnetic Resonance Unit. Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, México City, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
Ernesto Roldan-Valadez
Coordinator of Research & Innovation in MRI, Magnetic Resonance Unit, Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico, Puente de Piedra # 150. Col. Toriello Guerra, Deleg. Tlalpan, CP 14050, Mexico D.F.
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PMID: 25758570

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Recently, several medical societies published joint statements about imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack patients. In following with these published guidelines, we considered it appropriate to present a brief, practical and updated review of the most relevant concepts on the MRI assessment of acute stroke. Basic principles of the clinical interpretation of diffusion, perfusion, and MRI angiography (as part of a global MRI protocol) are discussed with accompanying images for each sequence. Brief comments on incidence and differential diagnosis are also included, together with limitations of the techniques and levels of evidence. The purpose of this article is to present knowledge that can be applied in day-to-day clinical practice in specialized stroke units or emergency rooms to attend patients with acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack according to international standards.


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