Table of Contents

Ischemic stroke: basic pathophysiology and neuroprotective strategies.
Causes of ischemic stroke.
Imaging of acute ischemic stroke: unenhanced computer tomography.
Imaging of acute ischemic stroke: stroke CT angiography (CTA).
CT perfusion (CTP).
Conventional MRI and MR angiography of stroke.
Diffusion MR of acute stroke.
Perfusion MRI of acute stroke.
The clinical ischemic penumbra.
Clinical management of acute stroke.
Intravenous (IV) thrombolysis.
Imaging for endovascular stroke therapy.
Endovascular approaches to acute stroke. This updated second edition of "Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention" provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art in the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The basic format of the first edition has been retained, with sections on fundamentals such as pathophysiology and causes, imaging techniques and interventions. However, each chapter has been revised to reflect the important recent progress in advanced neuroimaging and the use of interventional tools. In addition, a new chapter is included on the classification instruments for ischemic stroke.