Predicting post-stroke aphasia using in vivo imaging


  • Lesion location map can predict post-stroke aphasia features. The prediction model is not improved by incorporating functional and structural connectivity data.

Why this matters

  • Approximately 1/3 of stroke survivors present with aphasia. Recently it’s been theorized that structural and functional connectivity can contribute to variance in post-stroke aphasia severity.

  • An accurate prediction of post-stroke aphasia will enable more effective and tailored rehabilitation effort and improve patients’ quality of life.