Perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging thresholds identifying core, irreversibly infarcted tissue.

@article{Shih2003PerfusionweightedMR,
  title={Perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging thresholds identifying core, irreversibly infarcted tissue.},
  author={Ludy C. Shih and Jeffrey L. Saver and Jeffry R. Alger and Sidney J Starkman and Megan C. Leary and Fernando Vi{\~n}uela and Gary R. Duckwiler and Y P Gobin and R Jahan and J. Pablo Villablanca and Paul M. Vespa and Chelsea S. Kidwell},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={1425-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Identifying core, irreversibly infarcted tissue and salvageable penumbral tissue is crucial to informed, physiologically guided decision making regarding thrombolytic and other interventional therapies in acute ischemic stroke. Pretreatment perfusion MRI offers promise as a means to differentiate core from penumbral tissues. METHODS Diffusion-perfusion MRIs were performed before treatment and on day 7 in patients undergoing successful vessel recanalization with intra… CONTINUE READING