Impact of selecting patients using advanced neuroimaging on mechanical thrombectomy outcome

Takeaway

  • Outcomes may be improved by use of computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging or diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide decisions on mechanical thrombectomy (MT) intervention for acute ischaemic stroke.

Why this matters

  • Consensus is lacking regarding the use of advanced neuroimaging to aid in selecting which patients who should receive MT for acute ischaemic stroke.