Tweet Chat: Imaging Biomarkers in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Stroke and the American Journal of Neuroradiology hosted a joint Tweet Chat Wednesday, August 23, on imaging biomarkers in acute ischemic stroke. Moderators Dr. Waleed Brinjikji @WBrinjikji and Dr. Max Wintermark (@StanfordNRAD) led a stimulating discussion, using the #StrokeImaging hashtag, on ideal imaging strategies for acute ischemic stroke patients and the role of imaging in treatment selection for mechanical thrombectomy in tPA.
Dr. Waleed Brinjikji, MD, (@WBrinjikji) is a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist currently completing a second year of interventional training at Toronto Western Hospital. He completed his diagnostic radiology and diagnostic neuroradiology training at the Mayo Clinic. His primary interests are in stroke intervention and imaging.
Dr. Max Wintermark, MD, MAS, (@StanfordNRAD) is a Professor of Radiology and the Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford. He is also the Chair of the Imaging Working Group of the NINDS StrokeNet. He serves as the imaging core for the VIPS studies.
The following questions were discussed:
What type of imaging should be used to select patients with stroke for revascularization therapy?
CT versus MRI: Which one to pick?
How should we best assess collaterals on imaging?
How should we approach imaging in pediatric stroke?
How should we image TIA?
Check out the summary of the Tweet Chat below: