Imaging of stroke: Part 1, Perfusion CT--overview of imaging technique, interpretation pearls, and common pitfalls.

@article{Allmendinger2012ImagingOS,
  title={Imaging of stroke: Part 1, Perfusion CT--overview of imaging technique, interpretation pearls, and common pitfalls.},
  author={Andrew Mark Allmendinger and Elizabeth R. Tang and Yvonne W. Lui and Vadim Spektor},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2012},
  volume={198 1},
  pages={52-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Perfusion CT is being increasingly used as a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of acute ischemic stroke. It can be performed rapidly and aids in the detection of salvageable tissue (penumbra) from the unsalvageable core infarct. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the imaging technique, interpretation pearls, and common pitfalls encountered in perfusion CT of the brain. CONCLUSION Perfusion CT has proven to be a valuable tool in the diagnosis of acute ischemic… CONTINUE READING

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