MR pattern of hyperacute cerebral hemorrhage

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2002 Jun;15(6):705-9. doi: 10.1002/jmri.10122.


Magnetic resonance (MR) pattern of cerebral hemorrhage relates mainly to the relaxation and susceptibility effects of iron-containing hemoglobin degradation products, as well as to their intra- or extracellular location. The purpose of this article is to report two acute stroke patients who underwent thrombolytic therapy and developed hyperacute cerebral hemorrhage during their admission cerebral MR survey. They constitute the earliest MR appearance of hyperacute intracerebral bleeding reported in the literature, featuring increased diffusion properties and persistent susceptibility effect on perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI)-series.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Stroke / pathology*