Jun Liu1, Liang Xu1, Chunming Liu1, Zhengchao Dong2, 3
1Union Medical Center , Tianjin, China; 2Columbia University, New York, NY, United States; 3New York State of Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, United States
Early prediction of Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) of acute cerebral infarction is crucially important but is very difficult due to the rapid development and the complexities of the pathophysiology of the disease. In this communication, we report a multimodal MRI approach to studying the HT in acute cerebral infarction. Our fundamental hypothesis is that each modality of the MRI techniques provide complimentary information about HT; by applying multimodal MRI techniques in a synergetic way, we would be able to obtain a stereoscopic picture of the HT and, thereby, to improve the prediction of HT in cerebral infarction.