Advanced DWI Methods for the Assessment of Ischemic Stroke

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Apr;210(4):728-730. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.19223. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


Objective: This commentary discusses recent preclinical research on the potential feasibility and benefits of applying advanced DWI methods for the assessment of acute stroke.

Conclusion: A DWI parameter known as kurtosis shows promise in helping to identify tissue that is likely salvageable at reperfusion.

Keywords: DWI; acute stroke; kurtosis; pH; preclinical.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Ischemia*
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Hemodynamics
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Rodentia
  • Stroke*