Can Dual-energy Computed Tomography (DECT) predict the future?
A recent study published on European Radiology showed future
infarction development after IAR can be reliably predicted with the
IM series (DECT). The prediction of haemorrhages and of infarction
size is, instead, less reliable.
Later haemorrhages can be predicted using the iodine map (IM)
and the weighted "brain window" dual-energy (BW) series, while the
volume of definable hypodense areas in VNC correlates with
You can find the complete abstract and the conclusions of the
study at the following link:
Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017