Acute Ischemic Stroke

Imaging and Intervention

  • R. Gilberto González
  • Joshua A. Hirsch
  • W.J. Koroshetz
  • Michael H. Lev
  • Pamela W. Schaefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Fundamentals of Acute Ischemic Stroke

    1. Aneesh B. Singhal, Eng H. Lo, Turgay Dalkara, Michael A. Moskowitz
      Pages 1-26
    2. W.J. Koroshetz, R.G. González
      Pages 27-40
  3. Imaging of Acute Ischemic Stroke

    1. Erica C.S. Camargo, Guido González, R. Gilberto González, Michael H. Lev
      Pages 41-56
    2. Shams Sheikh, R. Gilberto González, Michael H. Lev
      Pages 57-86
    3. Sanjay K. Shetty, Michael H. Lev
      Pages 87-113
    4. David Vu, R. Gilberto González, Pamela W. Schaefer
      Pages 115-137
    5. Pamela W. Schaefer, A. Kiruluta, R. Gilberto González
      Pages 139-171
    6. Pamela W. Schaefer, William A. Copen, R. Gilberto González
      Pages 173-197
  4. Intervention in Acute Ischemic Stroke

    1. W.J. Koroshetz, R.G. González
      Pages 209-220
    2. Lee H. Schwamm
      Pages 221-235
    3. Raul G. Nogueira, Johnny C. Pryor, James D. Rabinov, Albert Yoo, Joshua A. Hirsch
      Pages 237-261
    4. R. Gilberto González
      Pages 263-264
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention is a comprehensive presentation of the state-of-the-art in the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke. This book, the first of its kind, offers a practical review of recent advances in stroke neuroimaging, and the latest therapeutic options for this disease.

Written by an internationally recognized experts who are members of the interdisciplinary stroke team at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the book covers the pathophysiology, mechanisms and molecular manifestations of ischemic brain injury and its clinical presentations; the physical principles, and practical applications of CT, CT angiography and CT perfusion; a detailed discussion of MRI, MRA, as well as diffusion and perfusion MR imaging; and the clinical management of the acute ischemic stroke patient including intravenous thrombolysis and intra-arterial vascular recanalization.

Practical guidance is provided for the use of imaging in guiding therapeutic decisions efficiently. The book is richly illustrated with images and plentiful tables are available for easy reference. It will serve as a unique source of information for neurologists, emergency physicians, radiologists and other health care providers who care for the patient with acute ischemic stroke


Cerebral Infarction Imaging Internal medicine Stroke Therapy computed tomography (CT) diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Gilberto González
    • 1
  • Joshua A. Hirsch
    • 2
  • W.J. Koroshetz
    • 3
  • Michael H. Lev
    • 1
  • Pamela W. Schaefer
    • 4
  1. 1.Neuroradiology DivisionMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosugery ServiceMassachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Acute Stroke ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.NeuroradiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBoston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25264-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30810-2
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