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Imaging and Management of Acute Stroke

  • W. T. C. Yuh
  • T. Taoka
  • T. Ueda
  • M. Maeda

Abstract

With recent advances in both imaging techniques and reperfusion therapies, patients with acute stroke now have a realistic window of opportunity for effective intervention and treatment outcome. It is generally believed that “time is brain,” i.e. the maximum benefit can only be achieved when intervention is initiated within the first 3–6 hours after the onset of symptoms, depending upon the treatment (e.g. intravenous administration of tissue plasminogen activator or endovascular recanalization).

Keywords

Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Cerebral Blood Flow Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Acute Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. T. C. Yuh
    • 1
  • T. Taoka
    • 2
  • T. Ueda
    • 3
  • M. Maeda
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNara Medical UniversityKashiharaJapan
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryYokohama Stroke and Brain CenterIsogo-kuJapan
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyMie University School of MedicineTsu, MieJapan

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