Emergency Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 417–428

Role of cardiac and extracranial vascular CT in the evaluation/management of cerebral ischemia and stroke

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyWinthrop-University Hospital
  • Shervin Kamalian
    • Department of Radiology, Division of NeuroradiologyMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Stuart R. Pomerantz
    • Department of Radiology, Division of NeuroradiologyMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Teerath P. Tanpitukpongse
    • Department of RadiologyWinthrop-University Hospital
  • Rajiv Gupta
    • Department of Radiology, Division of NeuroradiologyMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Javier M. Romero
    • Department of Radiology, Division of NeuroradiologyMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Douglas S. Katz
    • Department of RadiologyWinthrop-University Hospital
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10140-013-1116-x

Cite this article as:
Kamalian, S., Kamalian, S., Pomerantz, S.R. et al. Emerg Radiol (2013) 20: 417. doi:10.1007/s10140-013-1116-x

Abstract

Collectively, cardiac and large artery sources are responsible for the largest proportion of acute ischemic stroke. Technological advancements in computed tomography (CT) continue to improve evaluation of these patients. The literature was reviewed for the potential role and impact of these innovations in evaluation and management of these patients. In conclusion, incorporation of early cardiac and extracranial vascular CT angiography (CTA) in evaluation of patients with acute ischemic stroke may potentially improve patient management and outcome, while decreasing cost.

Keywords

Ischemic strokeCardioembolic strokeMultimodal CTCardiac CTCT angiography

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