Evaluation of the ABC/2 method for thrombectomy patient selection

Takeaway

  • The ABC/2 method for measuring diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) infarct volume provides a reasonable alternative to RAPID software and may be an option for determining thrombectomy eligibility with DAWN criteria.

Why this matters

    RAPID software is the main criterion for identifying patients for thrombectomy >6 hours from time last known well, but it is expensive and therefore not universally available; identifying alternative assessment methods will likely ensure greater numbers of patients are appropriately treated.