I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out. I had a stroke and I'm trying to figure out when it occured. This is important to me because whatever I was feeling at that time, I didn't think it was an emergency and thought nothing of it. Based on the DWI and ADC Map is there anyway of telling how old the stroke was? This is what they report said: An noteworthy area of increased signal intensity in the left medial occipital lobe. There is no bleeding into the lesion on the gradient-echo study. The lesion is in the superior bank of the calcarin cortex and to a lesser extent into the parietal region, consistent with her inferior contralateral visual field loss. The area had increased signal intensity on the diffusion weighted image, but I do not see a similar dark area on the ADC map, raising curiosity that this area is somewhat older. (How old?) There is no significant enhancement in the region with gadolinium. Other areas of increased signal intensity are quite mild and non specific. The lesion also predominantly affects cortical tissue, consistent with a stroke.
Is there any way of knowing if this stroke is 1 month, 3 months, 1 year old?
I'm 38, non smoker, low cholesterol and was wearing the ortho evra patch.