Regional assessment of tissue oxygenation and the temporal evolution of hemodynamic parameters and water diffusion during acute focal ischemia in rat brain.


We assessed the temporal and spatial correlation between perfusion deficits and tissue damage in the first hours of focal cerebral ischemia in the rat. Repetitive dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced ('bolus track') and diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI, performed from ca. 0.5 up to 6 h after intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCA-O), allowed the… (More)


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