CT-Diagnostik bei akuter zerebraler Ischämie

Translated title of the contribution: CT diagnosis in acute cerebral ischemia

Abstract

The advent of new MRI techniques such as perfusion- (PWI) and diffusion- (DWI) weighted imaging has improved diagnostic imaging in stroke. However, CT scanners are more widely available and less expensive than MRI scanners and are often located in the emergency departments even of smaller community hospitals. Topic of this article is CT-based diagnosis of patients with hyperacute ischemic stroke. In hyperacute stroke, a multiparametric CT protocol allows a comprehensive diagnosis by combining non-contrast enhanced CT (NECT), perfusion CT (PCT), and CT angiography (CTA). PCT can render important information about the hypoperfused brain tissue, CTA provides further important information about the vessel status. When stroke MRI is not available, multiparametric stroke CT can give nearly equivalent information, and can help to identify patients for thrombolytic therapy.

Translated title of the contributionCT diagnosis in acute cerebral ischemia
Original languageGerman
JournalRadiologe
Volume45
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)420, 422-9
ISSN0033-832X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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