Ischemic lesion conspicuity on routine diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI, 30 seconds) was compared with an improved sequence (high-resolution DWI [DWI-HR], 256 seconds) having increased spatial resolution and signal to noise and decreased eddy current artifact in 42 patients with acute ischemic stroke. Total lesion volumes were similar; however, twice as many lesions were identified on DWI-HR, predominately in cortical gray matter. Modest improvements to imaging resulted in increased conspicuity, potentially affecting diagnosis, suspected pathogenic mechanism, and therapeutic decision.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology