Perfusion imaging in the diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction

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Abstract

There is no doubt that CT and MRI play a major role in the diagnosis and selection of optimal therapeutic strategies in cases of acute cerebral infarction. However, it is true that there is a wide variation in the scanning protocols as well as data analysis procedures; these differences in imaging studies could translate into a lack of control over therapeutic strategies, thereby undermining the quality of clinical practice. It is obvious that standardization of imaging procedures is mandatory; however, so far, no such project has been conducted either at home or abroad. With this background, a couple of multi-institutional working groups dedicated to the standardization and development of practical guideline for imaging procedures in the setting of acute cerebral stroke, are now in operation in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology
Volume45
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Cerebral infarction
  • Perfusion imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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