New MR Technologies for Diagnosis of Acute Ischemic Stroke: MR Angiography, Diffusion, and Perfusion Imaging
Technological advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) continue at a rapid pace. To those familiar with recent advances in what are broadly termed functional MRI techniques, techniques that measure physiological rather than anatomical aspects of the brain, their routine use in acute stroke diagnosis and clinical trials seems inevitable. I limit my remarks here to aspects of these new techniques that are relevant to thrombolytic therapies and therapeutic trials.
KeywordsMagnetic Resonance Angiography Acute Ischemic Stroke Thrombolytic Therapy Echo Planar Imaging Ischemic Penumbra
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