Magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: combined neurovascular and neurodegenerative measures

Takeaway

  • A combined neurovascular and neurodegenerative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measure including white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volumes was better associated with clinical and cognitive parameters in stroke compared with either measure alone.

Why this matters

  • Combining WMH and CSF volumes into a single measure may allow for smaller sample size in clinical trials and provide a powerful tool for predicting cognitive impairment.