Radiology of stroke

Authors
Citation
Jm. Wardlaw, Radiology of stroke, J NE NE PSY, 70, 2001, pp. I7-I11
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0022-3050 → ACNP
Volume
70
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
1
Pages
I7 - I11
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-3050(200104)70:<I7:ROS>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Stroke is a clinical syndrome.(1) In the investigation of stroke and transi ent ischaemic attack (TIA) imaging is used to differentiate: vascular from non-vascular lesions, such as tumours or infections ischaemic from haemorrhagic stroke arterial from venous infarction and to distinguish anterior and posterior circulation strokes to determine whether a tight carotid stenosis is symptomatic or not. In the future imaging may be used to show the extent of salvageable tissue in acute stroke before treatment. Imaging should be used to direct manageme nt. Investigation should be organised to resolve specific, preferably artic ulated, management dilemmas. This may include imaging to clarify and guide prognosis.