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Book and Media Reviews
November 16, 2011

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California (ianrossmd@aol.com).

JAMA. 2011;306(19):2160. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1680

Readers might not be sure what to expect from this book. Written by a team of authorities in neuroradiology, led by R. Gilberto González, will it be a radiology textbook? Or, because some of the authors are neurologists, will it be more treatment oriented? It turns out that this is indeed a radiology textbook, but it will be of interest to any clinicians who care for patients with acute stroke.

The intersecting meanderings of radiologists, engineers, and physicists have led in recent years to a dizzying array of possibilities. Radiology is now clearly established beyond the traditional role of imaging, being able to contribute valuable information on physiologic parameters in health and disease and also to aid in a variety of image-guided treatments. The field has an important yet separate place in the armamentarium of most clinical specialties, including the clinical neurosciences.