DAN IULIAN CUCIUREANU, CRISTIAN STATESCU, RADU ANDY SASCAU, TUDOR CUCIUREANU, VICTOR ALEXANDRU CONSTANTINESCU, DELIA HINGANU, CRISTINA PREDA, MARIUS VALERIU HINGANU, MIHAELA DANA TURLIUC PARTICULARITIES OF USING CONTRAST AGENTS IN DIAGNOSIS OF STROKE Stroke is the first cause of disability, the second cause of dementia and the third cause of mortality in industrialized countries. Due to its increasing incidence, there is a need to study the possibilities of early prevention and diagnosis. Our study was conducted on a group of 165 selected patients diagnosed with different forms of ischemic strokes, aged between 25 and 50 years. We explored them using contrast injected MRI technique, to show the usefulness of this radiologic method and to propose a protocol for the investigation of clinically diagnosed patients with stroke. Contrast injected MRI is demonstrated to be a gold technique in exploring early cases of ischemic stroke with different anomalies. Special agents combined with this technique allows assessment of the functionality of the blood-brain barrier, revealing the real ischemic penumbra.
Keywords: ischemic stroke, blood-brain barrier, MRI with contrast agents