Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Brain Infarction In Seven Dogs

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Thomas WB, Sorjonen DC, Scheuler RO, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1996;37:345-350.

Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in seven dogs with histopathologically-confirmed brain infarcts. The infarcts were non-hemorrhagic in four dogs and hemorrhagic in three dogs. Six dogs had single infarcts involving the cerebrum and one dog had multiple infarcts involving the cerebrum and brain stem. Non-hemorrhagic infarcts were typically wedge-shaped, hypointense on T1-weighted images, hyperintense on T2-weighted images, and did not enhance with gadolinium-DTPA. Hemorrhagic infarcts had mixed intensity on T1- and T2-weighted images, with variable patterns of enhancement.