There is a need for more effective diagnostic perfusion imaging approaches for diseases such as stroke. It is well known that perfusion imaging, combined with a means of altering cerebral perfusion pressure or cerebrovascular resistance, can measure a patientʼs cerebrovascular reserve and predict the risk of stroke . However, current neurovascular imaging techniques suffer from limitations in radiation exposure, safety, speed, sensitivity and specificity that prevent their use in measuring cerebrovascular reserve . New neurovascular imaging techniques for the diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of acute stroke and sub-acute stenoses, arterial-venous malformations (AVMs) and aneurysms, among others are desired.
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