Diffusion tensor imaging and neuropsychologic assessment in aphasic stroke

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With the recent advances in neuroimaging it has become possible to characterize the cerebral reorganization that occurs in response to therapy and the conditions under which this reorganization occurs. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a neuroimaging technique that allows us to visualize white matter tracts and potential changes associated with different treatments. To date, only few data on structural neuroplasticity related to the recovery of poststroke aphasia were reported. We describe a case of aphasic stroke patient, who was studied before and after the intense rehabilitative treatment by using neuropsychologic evaluation and DTI examination, to assess the integrity of the arcuate fasciculus related to motor, language, and cognitive recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e477-e478
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Aphasia
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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