The hidden mismatch: An explanation for infarct growth without perfusion-weighted imaging/diffusion-weighted imaging mismatch in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Henry Ma, Jorge Zavala, Leonid Churilov, John Van Ly, Peter Wright, Thanh Phan, Shuji Arakawa, Stephen Davis, Geoffrey Donnan

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In ischemic stroke, MR perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) mismatch represents tissue at risk for infarction. Infarct growth should only take place in the presence of mismatch, although there have been reports of this occurring. We hypothesized that this observation may be attributable to the presence of undetected hidden mismatch, which may become obvious when coregistration techniques are used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662 - 668
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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