Systematic comparison of perfusion-CT and CT-angiography in acute stroke patients.

  title={Systematic comparison of perfusion-CT and CT-angiography in acute stroke patients.},
  author={Jessica C Tan and W P Dillon and Songling Liu and Felix T. Adler and Wade S. Smith and Max Wintermark},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={61 6},
OBJECTIVE To systematically evaluate the accuracy of noncontrast computed tomography (NCT), perfusion computed tomography (PCT), and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in determining site of occlusion, infarct core, salvageable brain tissue, and collateral flow in a large series of patients suspected of acute stroke. METHODS We retrospectively identified all consecutive patients with signs and symptoms suggesting hemispheric stroke of < 48 hours in duration who were evaluated on admission… CONTINUE READING
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