Multimodal CT in stroke imaging: new concepts

Radiol Clin North Am. 2009 Jan;47(1):109-16. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2008.10.008.


A multimodal CT protocol provides a comprehensive noninvasive survey of acute stroke patients with accurate demonstration of the site of arterial occlusion and its hemodynamic tissue status. It combines widespread availability with the ability to provide functional characterization of cerebral ischemia, and could potentially allow more accurate selection of candidates for acute stroke reperfusion therapy. This article discusses the individual components of multimodal CT and addresses the potential role of a combined multimodal CT stroke protocol in acute stroke therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography / methods*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Stroke / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*


  • Contrast Media