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Quantitative CT Score in Predicting Outcome of Hyperacute Stroke: The Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS) 

Quantitative CT Score in Predicting Outcome of Hyperacute Stroke: The Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS)
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Quantitative CT Score in Predicting Outcome of Hyperacute Stroke: The Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS)
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Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0005
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter, found in the headache section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of quantitative computed tomography (CT) scores in predicting outcomes of hyperacute stroke. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. The study showed that the ASPECTS CT score may provide an objective, simple method for helping predict which acute stroke patients are unlikely to recover despite immediate thrombolytic therapy. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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