Conference Proceedings

DIAGNOSIS AND IMAGING OF STROKE

GA DONNAN, AE BAIRD, CR LEVI

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION | RAPID SCIENCE PUBLISHERS | Published : 1994

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Less than 20 years ago the diagnosis of stroke was almost entirely based on clinical features. Since the mid-1970s sophisticated ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography and spectroscopy, single-photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography have been developed in rapid succession. CURRENT USE OF NEUROIMAGING IN STROKE PATIENTS: By using a combination of imaging modalities it is now possible to show nearly all of the vascular tree from the left ventricle of the heart through to small arteries within the brain. Depending on clinical need, in most cases, it should be possible to define the location and mechanism of any give..

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