Added Value of Stroke Protocol MRI Following Negative Initial CT in the Acute Stroke Setting

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596685
Title:
Added Value of Stroke Protocol MRI Following Negative Initial CT in the Acute Stroke Setting
Authors:
Gargan, ML; Kok, HK; Kearney, J; Collins, R; Coughlan, T; O’Neill, D; Ryan, D; Torreggiani, W; Doody, O
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596685
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to determine the added value of stroke protocol MRI following negative initial CT brain in the acute stroke setting. A retrospective study was performed over a 6 month period in a tertiary referral stroke centre. Patients were selected from the stroke and radiology databases. Inclusion criteria: clinical stroke syndrome, negative initial CT with subsequent MRI study with diffusion weighted sequences. Ninety two patients were reviewed and 73 (M:F of 39:34, mean age 62.1 – 14.0 years) met the inclusion criteria. Twenty MRI studies (27.4%) were positive for acute/ subacute ischaemia in the setting of a normal initial CT. The average time interval between initial CT and MRI brain imaging was 4.7 – 2.6 days. Whilst CT continues to be the first line imaging investigation for acute stroke, MRI has substantial added value following negative initial CT in the diagnosis of stroke.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
STROKE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGargan, MLen
dc.contributor.authorKok, HKen
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Jen
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Ren
dc.contributor.authorCoughlan, Ten
dc.contributor.authorO’Neill, Den
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Den
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, Wen
dc.contributor.authorDoody, Oen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T16:31:47Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-18T16:31:47Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/596685en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to determine the added value of stroke protocol MRI following negative initial CT brain in the acute stroke setting. A retrospective study was performed over a 6 month period in a tertiary referral stroke centre. Patients were selected from the stroke and radiology databases. Inclusion criteria: clinical stroke syndrome, negative initial CT with subsequent MRI study with diffusion weighted sequences. Ninety two patients were reviewed and 73 (M:F of 39:34, mean age 62.1 – 14.0 years) met the inclusion criteria. Twenty MRI studies (27.4%) were positive for acute/ subacute ischaemia in the setting of a normal initial CT. The average time interval between initial CT and MRI brain imaging was 4.7 – 2.6 days. Whilst CT continues to be the first line imaging investigation for acute stroke, MRI has substantial added value following negative initial CT in the diagnosis of stroke.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectSTROKEen
dc.titleAdded Value of Stroke Protocol MRI Following Negative Initial CT in the Acute Stroke Settingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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