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Open Access Comparison of Diagnostic Effects of T2-Weighted Imaging, DWI, SWI, and DTI in Acute Cerebral Infarction

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Objective: To achieve precision medicine, the use of imaging methods to help the clinical detection of cerebral infarction is conducive to the clinical development of a treatment plan and increase of the cure rate and improvement of the prognosis of patients.

Methods: In this work, T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) examinations were performed on 34 patients with clinically diagnosed cerebral infarction to measure the difference in signal intensity between the lesion and its mirror area and make a comparative analysis by means of the Student-Newman-Keuls method.

Results: The detection rate of T2WI was 79% (27/34), the detection rate of DWI was 97% (33/34), the detection rate of SWI was 88% (30/34), and the detection rate of DTI was 94% (32/34).

Conclusion: The imaging performance was in the order DWI > DTI > SWI > T2WI for the diagnosis of cerebral infarction, and combined imaging is better than single imaging.

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Keywords: T2-weighted imaging; cerebral infarction; diffusion tensor imaging; diffusion-weighted imaging; susceptibility-weighted imaging

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Biomedical Engineering, Xinhua College of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510520, China

Publication date: May 1, 2021

This article was made available online on April 8, 2021 as a Fast Track article with title: "Comparison of Diagnostic Effects of T2-Weighted Imaging, DWI, SWI, and DTI in Acute Cerebral Infarction".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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