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Non-contrast computed tomography in acute ischaemic stroke: a pictorial review

Hassan, Radhiana and Sharis Osman, Syazarina and Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura and Hashim , Hilwati and Muda, Ahmad Sobri (2013) Non-contrast computed tomography in acute ischaemic stroke: a pictorial review. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (1). pp. 93-100. ISSN 0300-5283

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Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) remains a widely used imaging technique and plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with acute ischaemic stroke. However,the task ofidentifying the signs of acute ischaemia and quantifying areas of brain involvement on NCCT scan is not easy due to its subtle findings. The reliability of arly ischemic sign detection can be improved with experience, clinical history and the use of stroke window width and level on viewing the images. The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) was developed to overcome the difficulty of volume estimation in patients eligible for thrombolysis. It is a systematic, robust and practical method that can standardized the detection and reporting of the extent of acute ischaemic stroke. This article serves as an educational material that illustrates those findings which are important for all clinicians involved in acute stroke care

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5685/30825
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute stroke, computed tomography, thrombolysis, cerebral infarction, cerebral ischaemia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr Radhiana Hassan
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 14:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30825

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