Stroke Imaging: Foundations and Strategy

Diagnostic imaging is of particular value in investigating ischaemic cerebrovascular accidents since, due to the rapid progression of cell destruction in the region of the cerebral infarction, the radiologist is faced with urgent questions regarding a possible

procedure. These questions may be answered particularly well using computed tomography (CT). The following article provides an overview of the critical decisions and helps put in order the various methods of examination.

Fig. 1: Early signs of infarct in the native CT.
L to R: signs of densemiddle...
Fig. 1: Early signs of infarct in the native CT.
L to R: signs of densemiddle cerebral artery on left, pale basal ganglia on left, loss of grey/white differentiation and discretely obliterated sulci on right.

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 9/2006, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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