Comparison of EPISTAR and T2*-weighted gadolinium-enhanced perfusion imaging in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.

@article{Siewert1997ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of EPISTAR and T2*-weighted gadolinium-enhanced perfusion imaging in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.},
  author={Bettina Siewert and Gottfried Schlaug and Robert R. Edelman and Steven Warach},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={673-9}
}
PURPOSE To compare echo-planar imaging with signal targeting and alternating radiofrequency (EPISTAR), an arterial spin-labeling technique, to a T2*-weighted gadolinium-enhanced (T2*-WGE) MR perfusion technique for the evaluation of acute cerebrovascular disease. METHOD Twenty-one EPISTAR and T2*-WGE perfusion studies were performed on 18 patients with the clinical diagnosis of acute stroke (12 men, 6 women, age range 34 to 89 years, mean age 68 years). For qualitative analysis, perfusion… CONTINUE READING