Brain Infarction (Stroke)

Arterial occlusion (stroke) results in infarction of brain in the distribution of that vessel. Brain infarct can be plain (80%) or hemorrhagic (20%).

Describe the evolution of changes in CT following CVA.
What imaging procedures are useful to evaluate storke?

CT and MRI are useful modalities in the evaluation of stroke.

Imaging Findings of Stroke

Acute Stroke (up to 7 days):

Subacute Infarct (1 to 8 weeks):

Old Infarct:

Plain infarct

Hemorrhagic infarct

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