Brain CT Scan in Stroke

  • Amin Abolhasani Foroughi Medical Imaging Research Center, Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Masoume Nazeri Clinical Neurology Research Center, Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Keywords: Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), Computed tomography, Brain CT Scan


In patients came with suspicious cerebrovascular accidents, CT scan can play a major roll for diagnosis and treatment planning. In these patients we can do non contrast enhanced CT scan followed by perfusion CT scan and CT angiography. This three step CT scanning can be called multimodal CT. This strategy can help us to roll out hemorrhage and other differential diagnosis, it is useful to detect the site of vascular occlusion, the infarcted zone and the at risk salvageable tissue, also we can assess collateral circulation. This multimodal CT scan take about 10 to 15minuts. 


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How to Cite
Foroughi, A. A., & Nazeri, M. (2016). Brain CT Scan in Stroke. Galen Medical Journal, 5(S1), 18-23.