Technical Aspects of Perfusion-Weighted Imaging

ArticleinNeuroimaging Clinics of North America 15(3):623-37, xi · September 2005with15 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.53 · DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2005.08.009 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    There is increasing interest in using diffusion-weighted (DWI) MR imaging and perfusion-weighted MR imaging (PWI) to assist clinical decision-making in the management of acute stroke patients. Larger PWI than DWI lesions have been speculated to represent potentially salvageable tissue that is at risk of infarction unless nutritive flow is restored and presence of these mismatches have been proposed as inclusion criteria for identifying patients most likely to benefit from therapeutic intervention. Understanding the technical aspects of PWI may improve comprehension of the capabilities and limitations of this technique.