Comparing the Interpretation of Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Images Made by Emergency Physicians and On-Call Radiologists


Sasmaz M. I. , Akca A. H. , Guven R., Altan B., Baraz N., Kirpat V., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.17, no.2, pp.41-44, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eajem.2018.03521
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-44

Abstract

Aim: Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability and death worldwide. It is very important to determine the ischemic tissue at risk in stroke patients. Although brain computed tomography (CT) is the first and standard imaging technique, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) is superior to CT and is the optimal imaging technique for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. In our study, we aimed to compare the interpretation of DW-MRI between emergency physicians (EP) and on-call radiologists (OCRs).