P. Vainio

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE More effective imaging methods are needed to overcome the limitations of CT in the investigation of treatments for acute ischemic stroke. Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) is sensitive in detecting infarcted brain tissue, whereas perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) can detect brain perfusion in the same imaging session. Combining these methods(More)
Diffusion (DWI) and perfusion (PWI) magnetic resonance imaging are relatively new methods of clinical imaging that probably can detect infarcted (DWI) and hypoperfused but still salvageable tissue (PWI) in acute human stroke. Forty-six acute stroke patients were imaged within 24 h of ictus, on the second day and after a week. SPECT was also performed on 23(More)
Diffusion and perfusion weighted MRI have been widely used in ischaemic stroke. We studied 17 patients in whom ischaemic areas showed an ischaemic core, an area of infarct growth and hypoperfused but ultimately surviving tissue. Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) were measured on days 1, 2, and 8 in the three subregions and in contralateral control(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intravascular and parenchymal enhancement have been detected with contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging in patients with ischemic stroke. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging depicts infarct within minutes after the onset of symptoms. The aims of this study were to study the different MR enhancement findings during the first week after(More)
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