The evolving role of advanced MR imaging as a management tool for adult ischemic stroke: a Western-European perspective

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2005 May;15(2):245-58, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2005.06.003.


New and more advanced diagnostic imaging techniques for acute stroke triage have the potential to not only improve the quality of care but also reduce health care costs. Although sufficiently large and methodologically sound studies with regard to cost effectiveness of MR imaging are lacking, the overall impression is that MR imaging has revolutionized not only the diagnosis but also the open and investigational management of neurologically ill patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Ischemia / complications
  • Brain Ischemia / pathology*
  • Brain Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / trends*
  • Stroke / etiology
  • Stroke / pathology*
  • Stroke / physiopathology