A practical protocol for shortening reconstruction time of volumetric data and imaging bilateral middle cerebral arteries for thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke using an 80-row computed tomography scanner

  • Takahisa MoriEmail author
  • Kazuhiro Yoshioka
Short Report


Time-consuming reconstruction of volumetric data by area-detector-computed tomography (ADCT) scanning and narrow coverage of small-row ADCT may hinder volumetric scanning in acute stroke stage. To design a practical protocol of volumetric scanning for thrombectomy using an 80-row ADCT. An imaging protocol that focuses on the middle cerebral arteries by tilting the gantry of an 80-row ADCT with 0.5-mm-thick detectors can shorten the reconstruction time by 1.0-mm thickness scanning without subtraction. The reconstruction time of small volumetric data was 69 second. This practical protocol is applicable before thrombectomy in different stroke centres with narrow-coverage ADCT scanners.


Area-detector computed tomography Middle cerebral artery Reconstruction Stroke Volumetric scanning Volumetric data 



Contrast medium


80-row area-detector-computed tomography


Four-dimensional computed tomography angiography


Volumetric data


Volumetric scanning


Author contributions

Takahisa Mori, MD, had full access to all data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.

Study concept and design: T. Mori

Acquisition of data: T. Mori and K. Yoshioka

Interpretation of data and statistical analysis: T. Mori

Drafting of the manuscript: T. Mori

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: T. Mori

Final approval of the submitted version: T. Mori and K. Yoshioka


This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in the studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Stroke TreatmentShonan Kamakura General Hospital Stroke CenterKamakura CityJapan

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