Acute Stroke

08:15 – 09:30

Chairs: Jay S. Tsuruda and Chrit T. Moonen

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this session participants should be able to:

  • Describe the biochemical and pathophysiological events of stroke;
  • Explain the principles of acute stroke therapies;
  • Discuss the clinical role of imaging in therapeutic decisions in acute stroke patients
  • Describe the necessary elements of acute stroke MR protocols;
  • Compare the potential and limitations of MR diffusion, perfusion and angiography in acute stroke management.
08:15   415.  Acute Stroke: Strategies for Optimal Therapy, Burkhard Ostertun, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
08:40   416.  The Role of MR in the Evaluation of Pathophysiology and Therapy of Acute Stroke Models, Mathias Hoehn, Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany.
09:05   417.  The Clinical Role of MR in the Treatment of Acute Stroke, Steven Warach, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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