Intracranial vascular involvement of brain pathologies and venous occlusions

Eur Radiol. 1998;8(7):1106-15. doi: 10.1007/s003300050517.


In this paper, the authors present the contribution of CT and MRI to the diagnosis of acute stroke caused by arterial or venous occlusion. The term "early" used in this context means within 6 h of the onset of symptoms. Signs of early ischemic edema are subtle and sometimes difficult to detect by CT or MRI. The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize the clinician and the radiologist with the subtle brain parenchymal changes seen within the first 6 h after onset of symptoms, in order to improve detection of early ischemic infarction and to improve patient care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed