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C-2517 - The role of CT in the diagnosis of brain death: A practical approach

A. Tenorio Gallardo1, A. P. Quispe Mauricio2, A. Joaquín Laguna3; 1 Salamanca/ES 2 Alcalá de Henares/ES 3 Guadalajara/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Head and neck, Vascular, Neuroradiology brain
Imaging Techniques: CT-Angiography, PACS
Procedures: Technical aspects, Diagnostic procedure, Contrast agent-intravenous
Special Focuses: Ischemia / Infarction, Edema, Hemorrhage
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Learning objectives: Identify and know the most important radiological findings for the diagnosis of brain death.     Review the essential role of CT angiography in the diagnosis of brain death.

Background: Brain death (BD) is the irreversible cessation of the functions of intracranial neurological structures, including the cerebral hemispheres and brainstem. It appears when the intracranial pressure is higher than the systolic arterial pressure, which leads to cerebral circulatory arrest.   The d[...]

Findings and procedure details: Preconditions:   -          Thermodynamically stable patient: Mean arterial pressure >65 mmHg, diuresis >100 ml/h, CVP 6-8 mmHg (to prevent renal damage secondary to iodinated contrast).   -        &[...]

Conclusion: Angio-CT is a fast, minimally invasive and readily available test. Consequently, its use has increased in the diagnosis of instrumental BD. Also, it requires standardization of the protocols of acquisition and interpretation.   Knowing the imaging findings of brain death makes it possible to re[...]

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References: Escudero D., Otero J., Marqueet L. et al. Diagnosing Brain Death by CT Perfusion and Multislice CT Angiography. Neurocrit Care 2009;11:261-271. Wijdicks EF. The case against confirmatory tests for determing brain deaths in adults. Neurology 2010;75:77-83. Wijdicks E., Varelas P., Gronseth G., et al.[...]

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