Bum-soo KIM1, Jae-Young Byun1, Yoon-joo Lee1, So-lyung Jung1, Kook-jin Ahn1, Won-san Jung1, Won-jong Yoo1, Young-joo Kim1
1Department of Radiology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
In this study, imaging findings of SWI were retrospectively reviewed and analysed for 12 consecutive patients with occlusion of middle cerebral artery. Total or partial loss of arterial bright signal intensity in ipsilateral sylvian fissure was most frequently seen, followed by dark blooming of intravascular clot, prominent venous hypointense signal of the medullary / cortical vein, global hemorrhagic transformation. SWI provides valuable information in diagnosis and evaluation of patient with middle cerebral artery stroke.