Advanced neuroimaging in the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease.

A Vieira Santos, Paulo Saraiva, Augusto Goulão

Abstract


This article highlights the MR imaging techniques of CT angiography, MR angiography, diffusion weighted images, perfusion MR and CT imaging in the evaluation of stroke acute phase. From a pathophysiologic point of view, advanced computed tomography techniques and stroke magnetic resonance imaging provide much more information about the acute stroke patient as the basis of decision making in acute stroke treatment.

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