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Vessel Plus 2021;5:[Accepted].10.20517/2574-1209.2021.18@The Author(s) 2021
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Review of CT perfusion and current applications in posterior circulation stroke 

Correspondence Address: Prof. Mark W. Parsons, Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia E-mail: Mark.Parsons@unsw.edu.au


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Acute ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Treatment efficacy is highly time-dependent. Approximately 20% of acute ischaemic stroke occurs in the posterior circulation. Clinical presentation of posterior circulation stroke is subtle. Diagnosis is often delayed and frequently missed. CT perfusion has improved diagnostic accuracy and been integral to guiding acute therapy in patients with anterior circulation stroke. There are limited studies assessing the role of CT perfusion in posterior circulation stroke. This review provides a reference for interpretation of CT perfusion and summarises current evidence relating to applications in acute posterior circulation stroke. 

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Edwards L, Cappelen-Smith C, Cordato D, Bivard A, Churilov L, Parsons M. Review of CT perfusion and applications in posterior circulation stroke. Vessel Plus 2021;5:[Accept].http://dx.doi.org/10.20517/2574-1209.2021.18 

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