Diffusion MRI of Cerebral Infarct

Diffusion MRI of Cerebral Infarct

Cerebral infarct shown by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). On the left, a conventional MRI (T2-weighted image) 3 hours after stroke onset shows no lesions. On the right, DWI 3 hours after stroke onset shows extensive hyperintensity indicative of acute ischemic injury. (Reproduced, with permission, from Warach S, et al: Acute human stroke studied by whole brain echo planar diffusion weighted MRI. Ann Neurol 1995;37:231.)

Read about stroke in context:

Clinical Neuroanatomy, 28e: Chapter 22. Imaging of the Brain

Read about stroke: 

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 420. Ischemic Stroke

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e: Chapter 209. Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e: Chapter 167. Stroke Syndromes