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Neuroradiology. 2001 Jul;43(7):591-4.

Reperfusion demonstrated by apparent diffusion coefficient mapping after local intra-arterial thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke.

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Department of Neuroradiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Abstract

Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) is becoming important for diagnosis and investigation of acute cerebral ischaemia. It has been reported that apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps could be an indicator of reperfusion. Our aim was to use echo-planar technology to investigate this phenomenon. We report 19 patients treated by local intra-arterial thrombolysis for middle cerebral artery stroke within 6 h of the onset of symptoms, in whom we performed follow-up DWI. ADC were found to be higher in the patients with angiographically proven reperfusion.

PMID:
11512594
DOI:
10.1007/s002340100555
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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