ASPECT score is an estimate of the volume of ischemic brain, and is calculated based on findings from a head CT without intravenous contrast.
Calculating the ASPECT score
|Supraganglionic - superior MCA divisions|
|Supraganglionic - inferior MCA divsisions|
|at level of basal ganglia|
ASPECT Study: Barber PA, Demchuk AM, Zhang J, Buchan AM, for the ASPECTS Study Group. The validity and reliability of a novel quantitative CT score in predicting outcome in hyperacute stroke prior to thrombolytic therapy. Lancet 2000; 355:1670–1674.
Other critical findings to report: