The Neuroimaging of Stroke: Structural and Functional Advances

  • Sara Regina Meira Almeida
  • Gabriela Castellano
  • Jessica Vicentini
  • Li Li MinEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)


Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are improving our understanding of cerebrovascular diseases. Elucidation of the critical pathways in post-stroke recovery would not only provide important fundamental insight in brain function and plasticity but could also lead the way toward development of new rehabilitation strategies for recovering stroke patients. Improvements in hardware and pulse sequences that decrease scan time while maintaining resolution will continue to impact the field. Post-processing strategies must evolve to encompass these increasingly complicated data sets. It also seems clear that multimodal imaging strategies are necessary to develop more detailed patient profiles that can be used for precision medicine.


Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stroke Structural connectivity Blood oxygenation level dependent Diffusion tensor imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Regina Meira Almeida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriela Castellano
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jessica Vicentini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Li Li Min
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of NeurologySchool of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN)CampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Neurophysics Group, Institute of Physics Gleb WataghinUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil

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