The Role of Diffusion and Perfusion MRI for the Diagnosis of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

July 12, 2010

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To assess the evidence for the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) in the diagnosis of patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Outpatient, Radiology services

Intended Users

Radiology technologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D020521 - Stroke


stroke, Acute Ischemic Stroke, diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline: The role of diffusion and perfusion MRI for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. P.D. Schellinger, R.N. Bryan, L.R. Caplan, J.A. Detre, R.R. Edelman, C. Jaigobin, C.S. Kidwell, J.P. Mohr, M. Sloan, A.G. Sorensen, S. Warach. Neurology Jul 2010, 75 (2) 177-185; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181e7c9dd