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Imaging techniques that provide detailed insights into structural tissue changes after stroke can vitalize development of treatment strategies and diagnosis of disease. Diffusion-weighted MRI has been playing an important role in this regard. Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), a recent addition to this repertoire, has opened up further possibilities in(More)
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is disrupted after focal ischemia in rats. We examined long-term hemodynamic and cerebrovascular changes in the rat thalamus after focal cerebral ischemia. Cerebral blood flow quantified by arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging was decreased in the ipsilateral and contralateral thalamus 2 days after cerebral ischemia.(More)
S troke is one of the leading causes of adult disability throughout the world and, even though neural mechanisms of loss of function have been extensively studied, many aspects of poststroke cerebral responses remain poorly understood. Of particular interest is the mounting evidence of the capacity of the adult brain to reorganize after injury, which is(More)