Whole brain CT perfusion on a 320-slice CT scanner

Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2011 Jul;21(3):209-14. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.85370.


Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) has been criticized for limited brain coverage. This may result in inadequate coverage of the lesion, inadequate arterial input function, or omission of the lesion within the target perfusion volume. The availability of 320-slice CT scanners offers whole brain coverage. This minimizes the chances of misregistration of lesions regardless of location, and makes the selection of the arterial input function easy. We present different clinical scenarios in which whole brain CTP is especially useful.

Keywords: 320-slice CT scanner; CT scan; whole brain CT perfusion.