Stroke 2021 Sep 20:STROKEAHA120033025. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. (G.B., S.T., R.M., L.M., T.D.F., H.K., M.T.N., S.E., N.v.H., J.F., U.H.).
Background And Purpose: Patients presenting in the extended time window may benefit from mechanical thrombectomy. However, selection for mechanical thrombectomy in this patient group has only been performed using specialized image processing platforms, which are not widely available. We hypothesized that quantitative lesion water uptake calculated in acute stroke computed tomography (CT) may serve as imaging biomarker to estimate ischemic lesion progression and predict clinical outcome in patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy in the extended time window. Read More