Acute Ischemic Infarction Defined by a Region of Multiple Hypointense Vessels on Gradient-Echo T2*MR Imaging at 3T


Kaya D., Dincer A., Yildiz M. E., Cizmeli M. O., Erzen C.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.30, no.6, pp.1227-1232, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3174/ajnr.a1537
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1227-1232
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: During the hyperacute phase of stroke, multiple hypointense vessels were identified specifically in the ischemic territory on gradient-echo T2*-weighted MR images (GRE-T2* WI) at 3T. The area was named a "region of multiple hypointense vessels (RMHV)." The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of RMHV for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and to establish the relationship of this finding to other MR imaging studies.