Imaging of hemorrhagic stroke

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2006 May;14(2):127-40, v. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2006.06.002.


Neuroimaging by CT or MR is necessary for the detection of hemorrhagic stroke and provides important data regarding the cause of stroke. Serial changes in the CT and MR appearance of hematoma attributable to temporal evolution must be assessed to assure accurate diagnosis. Emerging evidence suggests that the use of MR imaging alone may be adequate for identifying hemorrhage in acute stroke patients and that GRE MR imaging is superior to both CT and conventional spin-echo MR imaging sequences for the detection of chronic microbleeds and hemorrhagic conversion of infarction.