The future of therapy for stroke patients will be founded on multimodal and multidisciplinary care. This resource covers in succession particular topics from the onset of ischemia to prevention of recurrent events. Diagnostic modalities and innovative imaging approaches are discussed, including ultrasound, CT, MRI and angiography. All these diagnostic strategies are considered with respect to the ultimate objective of broadening current therapeutic options for ischemia.
* Translates scientific evidence into improved clinical outcomes * Addresses special topics such as early diagnosis and hospitalization, "time is brain", and refining imaging modalities such as multimodal CT and MRI * Synthesizes publication and trial data to enable effective diagnosis and prescribing
DS Liebeskind, Neurology Director, Stroke Imaging, UCLA Stroke Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
Neurologists * Imaging specialists * Doctors in training
1. Introduction – diagnostic challenges in cerebral ischaemia, D Liebeskind
2. Prehospital diagnosis and early treatment in acute ischemia, L Ali
3. Time is brain – revisited, D Liebeskind
4. Symptomatic versus asymptomatic cerebrovascular disease, C Derdeyn
5. Stroke or TIA* Risk of cerebral ischemia, A Poppe, N Sanossian, S Coutts, A Demchuk
6. Multimodal CT, M Wintermark
7. Multimodal MRI, B Buck, R Aviv
8. Implementing novel MRI features of acute ischaemia to refine therapy: from mismatch to deoxygenation, permeability and beyond, OY Bang
9. Tanscranial doppler ultrasonography: diagnosis to thrombolysis in acute
10. Cerebral angiography for definitive diagnosis and treatment
T Nguyen, R Nogueira