ASPECTS on CTA source images versus unenhanced CT: added value in predicting final infarct extent and clinical outcome.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) is a grading system to assess ischemic changes on CT in acute ischemic stroke. CT angiography-source images (CTA-SI) predict final infarct volume. We examined whether the final infarct ASPECTS and clinical outcome were more related to acute CTA-SI ASPECTS than to the acute noncontrast CT (NCCT) ASPECTS. METHODS: ASPECTS was assigned by 2 raters on the acute NCCT, CTA-SI, and follow-up imaging. The mean baseline ASPEC...Expand abstract
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