IMR Press / JIN / Volume 21 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.jin2103092
Open Access Review
The importance of CT perfusion for diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke in anterior circulation
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1 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University Ostrava, 70800 Ostrava, Czech Republic
2 Research and Training Institute Agel, Department of Neurology, Hospital Ostrava Vitkovice, 70384 Ostrava, Czech Republic
3 Department of Neurology, University Hospital Ostrava, 70800 Ostrava, Czech Republic
4 Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Charles University, 11000 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
5 Department of Medical Imaging, St. Anne's University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, 60177 Brno, Czech Republic
*Correspondence: (Daniel Václavík)
Academic Editors: Foteini Christidi, Emilia Salvadori and Rafael Franco
J. Integr. Neurosci. 2022, 21(3), 092;
Submitted: 29 September 2021 | Revised: 28 November 2021 | Accepted: 31 December 2021 | Published: 12 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Brain Imaging)
Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is a functional examination of brain tissue that characterises the state of cerebral perfusion and provides information about the current status of the circulation. CTP can improve diagnostic accuracy of ischemic stroke. Published studies showed that perfusion imaging improves the prognosis of patients with acute ischemic stroke in anterior circulation and allows patients to be referred for treatment outside the time window for administration of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) or mechanical thrombectomy (MT). In this review we discuss technical aspects of CTP, clinical significance of CTP in anterior circulation stroke (ACS) and its role in diagnostics of stroke mimics.

Computed tomography perfusion
Ischemic stroke
Stroke mimics
Fig. 1.
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