MRI for acute neurologic complications in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis

Diagn Interv Radiol. 2011 Jun;17(2):112-7. doi: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.3063-09.1. Epub 2010 Aug 3.


Acute cerebrovascular disease is one of the most frequent causes of mortality and morbidity in patients on long-term hemodialysis therapy. Early recognition of cerebrovascular events improves the prognosis and quality of life of end-stage renal failure patients. This paper reviews the magnetic resonance imaging features of acute neurological findings in patients with end-stage renal failure.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Renal Dialysis*