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Use of the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) for assessing CT scans in patients with acute stroke.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinicians are insecure reading CT scans by using the one-third rule for acute middle cerebral artery stroke (1/3 MCA rule) before treating patients with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. The 1/3 MCA rule is a poorly defined volumetric estimate of the size of cerebral infarction of the MCA. A 10-point quantitative topographic CT scan score, the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS), is described and illustrated. A sharp increase in dependence and deat...

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Pexman, JH More by this author
Barber, PA More by this author
Sevick, RJ More by this author
Demchuk, AM More by this author
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Journal:
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
Volume:
22
Issue:
8
Pages:
1534-1542
Publication date:
2001-09-05
EISSN:
1936-959X
ISSN:
0195-6108
URN:
uuid:793991b9-6354-43ac-b59c-715e93df1672
Source identifiers:
79098
Local pid:
pubs:79098

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