U.K. issues statement on cerebral perfusion CT imaging

The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released a statement on radiology department cerebral perfusion CT imaging requesting and reporting.

"The development of mechanical thrombectomy for patients with stroke due to large vessel occlusion and extension of the time window for IV thrombolysis has increased the demand for advanced imaging for ischaemic stroke, both in and out of normal working hours," RCR noted in a press release dated 5 July. "Brain perfusion CT can be used as an adjunct to non-contrast CT brain imaging and CT angiography in some cases, particularly to help select eligible patients with delayed presentations. Source imaging for cerebral perfusion CT should only be requested and acquired where there is a locally agreed arrangement for image review and contemporary documentation of image interpretation that guides emergency clinical management."

The statement also addresses which staff are appropriate for interpreting CT perfusion imaging and the use of AI stroke software for decision support. It can be found in its entirety here.

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