CT in Evaluation of the Circle of Willis
The method of visualizing the circle of Willis intentionally on contrast-enhanced CT scan was studied. The incidence of circle of Willis in our series was 86%. Only mild side effects were observed, in 7.5% of cases. CT of 60 proven cerebral aneurysms were reviewed and aneurysm was detected in 57%. This method has the potential to be a noninvasive screening procedure for evaluation of suspected cerebral aneurysm, as well as evaluation of marked arteriosclerosis, occlusion of major arteries, and mass effect of parasellar tumors.
KeywordsInternal Carotid Artery Cerebral Aneurysm Mild Side Effect Plain Compute Tomography Intravenous Drip Infusion
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