Apr 2, 2020
Perfusion imaging employs concepts that date back to the early
1830s, and it leverages hardware and software that emerged around
the same time at multidetector helical CT scans. But it has only
become popular in recent years for thrombectomy
If I'm being honest, I often never use it for this purpose. So
what other purposes might it serve? And how does it work? This
week, we review the fundamental concepts of perfusion CT, its
utility in stroke care, and how it might prove useful for other
neurologic conditions as well.
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Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Julie Maxwell,
John Bartmann, Kai Engel, and Pachyderm. Our theme song was
composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel
Simion. Some of the voices you heard throughout the program were
those of Dr. Mathias Prokop, Radbound Medical Center, Netherlands;
Terri Yeager, Comprehensive Stroke Program Coordinator at Cooper
University Hospital; and a recording that was produced by GE
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