Chien-Hsiang Huang1, 2, Chiao-Chi V. Chen2, Tiing-Yee Siow2, Fu-Shan Jaw1, Chen Chang2
1Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Vascular remodeling which restores oxygen and nutrient supply to the affected tissues improves the prognosis of stroke patient. Evaluating restorative strength of the remodeled vessels after ischemic insult provides important information to help guide the strategy of follow-up therapy. Dilatability and oxygenation ability of the vessels are the key characteristics that determine the restorative strength. This study aimed to explore the temporal changes of dilatability and oxygenation ability after transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats using BOLD MRI.