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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 infarction volume.

 

You can find the complete abstract and the conclusions of the study at the following link:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00330-016-4412-5

 

 

Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017