Prediction of thrombolytic efficacy in acute ischemic stroke using thin-section noncontrast CT

E. Y. Kim, J. H. Heo, S. K. Lee, D. J. Kim, S. H. Suh, J. Kim, D. I. Kim

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Abstract

Thin-section noncontrast CT (NCT) can detect thrombi in large arteries and can provide a measure of thrombus composition based on Hounsfield Units (HU). A study using polyethylene tubes as a model of intracranial arteries concluded that the HUs of platelet-rich thrombi are lower than those of erythrocyte-rich thrombi. Thrombus HUs were measured by NCT in 34 patients with acute ischemic stroke before thrombolysis. Thrombi with lower HU counts were resistant to thrombolytics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1846-1848
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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