CT: Imaging for Stroke
This program explores the anatomy of the brain, risk factors and causes of cerebrovascular accidents (commonly known as stroke), and computed tomography (CT) techniques for imaging patients suspected of suffering from stroke.
The nervous system plays an important role in homeostasis, the process of keeping the entire body functioning within normal physiologic limits. This program delves deep into the anatomy of brain and also the CT techniques for imaging patients suspected of suffering from stroke.
By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:
1. Recall basic anatomy of the brain and its appearance on CT images.
2. Describe preparation procedures prior to imaging patients with suspected stroke.
3. Differentiate uses of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) from computed tomography angiography (CTA).
4. Identify issues in scanning patients for suspected stroke.
The course objectives specifically target radiologic technologists working in the fields of CT and magnetic resonance (MR). Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.
1. Anatomy of the Brain
2. Effects of Stroke
3. CT for Stroke Imaging