CT and MRI of stroke

J Magn Reson Imaging. 1996 Sep-Oct;6(5):833-45. doi: 10.1002/jmri.1880060518.


A review of the CT and MRI features of stroke imaging is presented. The pathophysiology of stroke is discussed as a basis for understanding the neuroimaging findings. Neuroimaging is divided according to the time interval between ictus and imaging: hyperacute, acute, subacute, and chronic. Newer MR stroke imaging techniques such as perfusion imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*