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Imaging of acute stroke prior to treatment: current practice and evolving techniques

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Original languageEnglish
Article number20140216
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1040
Early online date17 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


Standard imaging in acute stroke is undertaken with the aim of diagnosing the underlying cause and excluding stroke mimics. In the presence of ischaemic stroke, imaging is also needed to assess patient suitability for treatment with intravenous thrombolysis. Non-contrast CT is predominantly used, but MRI can also exclude any contraindications to thrombolysis treatment. Advanced stroke imaging such as CT and MR angiography and perfusion imaging are increasingly used in an acute setting. In this review, we discuss the evidence for the application of these advanced techniques in the imaging of acute stroke.

    Research areas

  • acute stroke, imaging, review, CT angiography, MR angiography, perfusion imaging

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