A review of current imaging methods used in stroke research

Hsiao Ying Wey, Virendra R. Desai, Timothy Q. Duong

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Stroke is a serious healthcare problem with high mortality and long-term disability. However, to date, our ability to prevent and cure stroke remains limited. One important goal in stroke research is to identify the extent and location of lesion for treatment. In addition, accurately differentiating salvageable tissue from infarct and evaluating therapeutic efficacies are indispensible. These objectives could potentially be met with the assistance of modern neuroimaging techniques. This paper reviews current imaging methods commonly used in ischemic stroke research. These methods include positron emission tomography, computed tomography, T1 MRI, T2 MRI, diffusion and perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, blood-brain barrier permeability MRI, pH-weighted MRI, and functional MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1092-1102
Number of pages11
JournalNeurological Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood-brain barrier
  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Diffusion
  • Functional MRI
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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