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Brain Ischemia

  • Majda M. Thurnher
  • Jens Fiehler

Abstract

A central issue in treating patients with acute stroke is the existence of potentially salvageable tissue. The goal of imaging is to diagnose the precise type of stroke so that appropriate management can be promptly implemented. Diagnostic imaging of acute stroke should reliably help to: (1) exclude intracranial hemorrhage; (2) differentiate between irreversibly affected brain tissue (“dead brain”) and reversibly impaired tissue (“tissue at risk”) that might benefit from early treatment; and (3) identify stenosis or occlusion of major extra- and intracranial arteries [1].

Keywords

Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Acute Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Perfusion Compute Tomography Unenhanced Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Majda M. Thurnher
    • 1
  • Jens Fiehler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Klinik und Polikinik für Neuroradiologische Diagnostik und InterventionUniversitättsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)HamburgGermany

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