Use of Imaging in Cerebrovascular Disease

P. Irimia, S. Asenbaum, M. Brainin, H. Chabriat, E. Martínez-Vila, K. Niederkorn, P. D. Schellinger, R. J. Seitz, J. C. Masdeu

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
StatePublished - Sep 6 2010


  • Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS)
  • Imaging use-in cerebrovascular disease
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), identifying intracranial steno-occlusive lesions in proximal segments
  • Magnetic resonance imaging-a higher sensitivity than conventional CT
  • MRI, haemorrhagic event accurately-and for detecting lesions
  • Objective of task force, to actualize EFNS Guideline-use of neuroimaging for management of acute stroke
  • Primary objectives of brain imaging in acute stroke-to exclude a non-vascular lesion as cause of symptoms
  • Stroke, second most common cause of death worldwide-major determining factor of hospital admission and permanent disability in developed countries
  • Successful care of acute stroke patients-rapid and accurate diagnosis, time window for treatment being narrow
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and transcranial colour-coded duplex (TCCD)-non-invasive ultrasonographic procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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