Review of Post Ischemic Stroke Imaging and Its Clinical Relevance.
Eur J Radiol. 2017 Nov;96:145-152
Authors: Yeo LLL, Tan BYQ, Andersson T
In this day and age, multiple imaging modalities are available to the stroke physician in the post-treatment phase.The practical challenge for physicians who treat stroke is to evaluate the pros and cons of each technique and select the best choice for the situation. The choice of imaging modality remains contentious at best and varies among different institutions and centres. This is no simple task an there are many factors to consider, including the differential diagnosis which need to be evaluated, the availability and reliability of the imaging technique and time and expertise required to perform and interpret the scanning. Other ancillary competing interest also come into play such as the financial cost of the modality, the requirement for patient monitoring during the imaging procedure and patient comfort. In an effort to clear some of the ambiguity surrounding this topic we present some of the current techniques in use and others, which are still in the realm of research and have not yet transitioned into clinical practice.
PMID: 28237773 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]