Two recent magnetic resonance (MR) techniques, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) have gained importance in the diagnosis of stroke. The basic principles and the clinical applications of these methods in stroke are discussed. The role of DWI and PWI in other cerebral diseases is mentioned. DWI and PWI may become indispensable in the selection of patients who may benefit from local intraarterial thrombolysis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1999|
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