Session Highlight: Neuro CT At ISCT 2019

ISCT 2019 is just two months away, and already our 21st annual international symposium on CT is shaping up to be one of the most impactful yet. The faculty are talented, the program is rich and multifaceted, and the venue is beautiful. This year we’re putting an emphasis on 5 CT subspecialty areas of interest, with one session devoted to each of our primary subspecialties: chest, neuro, cardiovascular, skeletal, and abdominal. Additional sessions dedicated to pediatric imaging, CT technologies, and workflow/reporting round out the 2019 program, providing a comprehensive update on every aspect of CT interest. 

We’re excited for all of this year’s sessions, but want to shine a special spotlight on one of particular interest for many attendees: our neuro session

The ISCT 2019 neuro session promises to be an exciting, spirited update of the most important, high impact developments in CT neuroimaging! A large topic of discussion will be the rapid, widespread growth of CT & CT vascular imaging for acute stroke diagnosis & triage. Indeed, since the DAWN & DEFUSE 3 trials proved that intra-arterial thrombectomy is a powerful, highly beneficial treatment even up to 24-hours post onset - with a “number-needed-to-treat” as low as 2! – CT/CTA has become the new, de facto imaging standard for all centers caring for stroke patients, both “spoke” and “hub” healthcare network sites.  Despite this, however, controversy persists regarding the role of CTP versus CTA-collaterals in patient selection for treatment – a controversy which we certainly won’t shy away from at this year’s ISCT!  

In addition to stroke and other neurological emergencies, there’ll be something for everyone, including protocol pearls & pitfalls, tips & tricks for technologists, “what’s new” & “what’s next” in acquisition/post-processing/interpretation, challenging head & neck and “don’t miss” cases … and of course, the role of AI in patient care pathways from before imaging is ordered to after the final report is communicated to referring providers.  

This is just one of several robust sessions designed to increase your clinical value, educate you on the latest updates within CT practice and research, and hone your technical skills. If you haven’t registered yet for ISCT 2019, save 30% by registering today with the code SPECTRALCT.