Correlation of Three-dimensional colour-coded tractography by diffusion tensor imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke With 60-Day NIHSS Scores
can l, Shizheng z
Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital affiliated zhejiang university
BackgroundWe tested the feasibility of a new MRI technique (Three-dimensional color-coded diffusion tensor imaging) that provides visualization of the corticospinal tracts in vivo in a group of stroke victims.Summary of Report27 patients with subcortical infarctions involving the white matter of the supratentorial brain were evaluated. corticospinal tracts (CST) on the lesional side and the precise location and the extent of pyramidal tract damage were successfully depicted in all cases. The position of the CST relative to the infarct was in good agreement with clinical outcomes (NIHSS scores). ConclusionsOur proposed fiber-tracking method was shown to be a clinically feasible technique that correlates well with clinical outcome.