The Role of Imaging in Acute Brain Injury

  • R. D. Stevens
  • A. Pustavoitau
  • P. van Zijl


There is increasing awareness of the preponderance and complexity of neurological dysfunction in the intensive care unit (ICU). The critical care physician has a central role in the evaluation and treatment not only of patients admitted with complex traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, but also of patients who develop secondary neurological dysfunction as a result of a systemic insult such as cardiac arrest, liver failure, or sepsis.


Fractional Anisotropy Compute Tomography Angiography Diffusion Tensor Imaging Hepatic Encephalopathy Acute Ischemic Stroke 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Stevens
    • 1
  • A. Pustavoitau
    • 2
  • P. van Zijl
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Neurosciences Critical Care Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical CareJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyJohn Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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