Computed Tomography in Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Accidents: A Prospective Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Suhail Ahmad Associate Professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital.
  • Devalina Chakrabarti Assistant Professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital.
Keywords: Stroke, computed tomographic scan

Abstract

Introduction: Due to so many reasons, Cerebrovascular accidents now a days very common ad also major emergency conditions patients are mainly from the same pool. Therefore, we conducted the study to evaluate the role of computed tomographic scan in patients with cerebrovascular accidents. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted in the department of Radio Diagnosis at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital. All the patients with CVA during the duration of January 2016 to June 2016 were subjected to computed tomography scan of the head using GE Revolution ACTs 16 slice MDCT scanners, Slice Thickness – 2mm, 5mm and 10mm and Matrix size of 512 X 512. Results: Total of 35 patients with clinically suspected of CVA were submitted for CT scan study of brain. Out of 35 patients, 18 patients had infarction, 9 patients had hemorrhage, 3 patients had Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), 2 patient had tumorous pathology, 2 Patient had cerebral venous thrombosis and 1 Patient had normal study. Conclusion: CT scanning was the “Gold standard” technique for diagnosis of acute stroke as the rational management of stroke depends on “Accurate diagnosis” and it should be ideally done in all cases.

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Published
2016-09-28
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Ahmad S, Chakrabarti D. Computed Tomography in Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Accidents: A Prospective Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital. IABCR [Internet]. 28Sep.2016 [cited 19Jul.2019];2(3):134-7. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/197