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Abstract #2647

Crossed cerebellar diaschisis: diagnostic & prognostic value of BOLD fMRI cerebrovascular reactivity

Marco Piccirelli1, Martina Sebök2, Christiaan van Niftrik2, Oliver Bozinov2, Susanne Wegener3, Giuseppe Esposito2, Athina Pangalu1, Antonios Valavanis1, Alfred Buck4, Andreas Luft3, Luca Regli2, and Jorn Fierstra2

1Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 3Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 4Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) is associated with poorer stroke outcome and is traditionally measured with [15O]-H2O-PET.

BOLD-CVR can detect CCD with high specificity and sensitivity. Furthermore, CCD subjects identified with BOLD-CVR also had a poorer clinical status at baseline and at three months follow-up. These encouraging results suggest that BOLD-CVR might be considered as a diagnostic and prognostic test for CCD subjects, comparable to the gold standard [15O]-H2O-PET – but without the ~1mSv radiation dose.

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