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Accuracy of reporting the hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign as a function of clinical experience

Aouad , Patrick; Hughes, Andrew; Neeman, Teresa; Lueck, Christian


Background/Aim: The hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) is a useful clinical sign in the management of acute stroke and may alter time-critical decisions within an emergency setting. Though gold standards have been published, these are rarely used in clinical practice and scans tend to be reported subjectively. It is therefore possible that the level of experience of the doctor reporting the scan may impact on the accuracy of the reporting and hence patient management. This study was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases
DOI: 10.1159/000370009


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