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Incidental findings on CT angiography of the head and neck in stroke patients. Evaluation of frequency and detection rate.

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Summary of "Incidental findings on CT angiography of the head and neck in stroke patients. Evaluation of frequency and detection rate."

A comprehensive CT algorithm in suspected ischemic stroke consists of a native CT scan, CT perfusion imaging of the brain and a CT angiography from the aortic arch to the vertex. Besides core findings of the brain and targeted vessels, various other findings may be identified. We analyzed a large patient sample and estimated the frequency of incidental findings (IFs) and whether these findings were correctly mentioned in the radiological reports.

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Name: Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
ISSN: 1872-6968
Pages: 105783

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