Journal article

Abstract 38: Brain CT Perfusion is Superior to Non-contrast CT Aspects in the Evaluation of Hyperacute Infarct Volume

Jelle Demeestere, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Pablo Garcia-Bermejo, Fouke Ombelet, Patrick McElduff, Andrew Bivard, Mark Parsons, Christopher Levi

Stroke | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective: To compare the predictive capacity to detect established infarct in acute anterior circulation stroke between the Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) on non-contrast computed tomography (CT) and CT perfusion. Methods: Fifty-nine acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke patients received brain non-contrast CT, CT perfusion and hyperacute magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 100 minutes from CT imaging. ASPECTS scores were calculated by 4 independent vascular neurologists, blinded from CT perfusion and MRI data. CT perfusion infarct core volumes were calculated by MIStar software. The accurac..

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