Thien Huynh

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The spot sign score (SSS) provides risk stratification for hematoma expansion in acute intracerebral hemorrhage; however, external validation is needed. We sought to validate the SSS and assess prognostic performance of individual spot characteristics associated with hematoma expansion from a prospective multicenter intracerebral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral blood flow (CBF) abnormalities are previously demonstrated in white matter disease. A gradation of change may exist between patients with mild and more severe white matter disease. An association between blood brain barrier dysfunction, increasing age and white matter disease is also suggested. The purpose of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast extravasation (CE) in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), coined the spot sign, predicts hematoma expansion (HE) and poor clinical outcome. The dynamic relationship between CE and the mode of ICH growth are poorly understood. We characterized the in vivo pattern and rate of HE using a novel animal model of acute ICH. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The "spot sign" or contrast extravasation is strongly associated with hematoma formation and growth. An animal model of contrast extravasation is important to test existing and novel therapeutic interventions to inform present and future clinical studies. The purpose of this study was to create an animal model of contrast(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Variability in computed tomography angiography (CTA) acquisitions may be one explanation for the modest accuracy of the spot sign for predicting intracerebral hemorrhage expansion detected in the multicenter Predicting Hematoma Growth and Outcome in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Using Contrast Bolus CT (PREDICT) study. This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent studies have recommended both early and late imaging to increase spot sign detection. However optimal acquisition timing for spot detection and impact on outcome prediction is uncertain. Our aim was to assess the utility of CTP in spot sign detection and characterization with emphasis on its impact on the prediction of outcome(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Contrast extravasation within spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage is a well-described predictor of hematoma growth, poor clinical outcome, and mortality. The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic value of contrast extravasation in acute traumatic intracranial hematomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS In our institution, CTA(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lacunar infarcts account for approximately 25% of acute ischemic strokes. Compared with NCCT alone, the addition of CTP improves sensitivity for detection of infarcts overall. Our aim was to systematically evaluate the diagnostic benefit and interobserver reliability of an incremental CT protocol in lacunar infarction. MATERIALS AND(More)
PURPOSE The value of a teaching case repository in radiology training programs is immense. The allocation of resources for putting one together is a complex issue, given the factors that have to be coordinated: hardware, software, infrastructure, administration, and ethics. Costs may be significant and cost-effective solutions are desirable. METHODS We(More)