Cost-effectiveness of multimodal CT for evaluating acute stroke.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of multimodal CT for evaluating acute stroke.},
  author={Kate C. Young and Curtis G. Benesch and B S Jahromi},
  volume={75 19},
OBJECTIVE Multimodal CT, including noncontrast CT (NCCT), CT with contrast, CT angiography (CTA), and perfusion CT (CTP), is increasingly used in acute stroke patients to identify candidates for endovascular therapy. Our goal is to explore the cost-effectiveness of multimodal CT as a diagnostic test. METHODS A Markov model compared multimodal CT to NCCT in a hypothetical cohort of nonhemorrhagic stroke patients presenting within 3 hours of symptom onset who were potential IV tPA candidates… CONTINUE READING