ASPECT Score for

Assessment in Acute Stroke

  • Alberta Stroke Program Early CT score (ASPECTS) is a 10-point quantitative score used to assess early ischemic changes on non-contrast CT head.
  • ASPECTS is intended to provide a reliable and reproducible grading system on non-contrast CT examinations of the head for detection of early ischemic changes in patients suspected of having acute large vessel anterior circulation occlusion. It is used as part of the assessment for eligibility in receiving interventional mechanical thrombectomy treatment.
  • ASPECTS score is a simple and reliable tool for detection of early ischemic changes on non-contrast CT scans of the brain.

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Easily Applicable

Easily Applicable

Based on the Plain/Non-contrast CT Head. The ASPECT Score can be used to assess early ischemic changes in acute stroke on any modern CT scanner without the need for additional processing steps making it easily applicable in many settings worldwide.

Imaging Based

Imaging Based

As the initial imaging modality to both screen for and establish the diagnosis of acute stroke, the ASPECT Score provides an opportunity to quantify the degree of ischemic changes in the brain parenchyma and serve as the basis for subsequent decision making. 

Easily Communicated

Easily Communicated

A score out of 10, the ASPECT Score is an easy and widely understood means of communicating the extent of ischemic changes amongst care teams and physicians.

Data Driven

Data Driven

The score was developed in consideration of a multitude of imaging data of patients who presented with symptoms of acute stroke with proven vascular occlusion. The scale is used in clinical trials worldwide to quantify and classify the extent of early ischemic changes on a quantitative scale. 

Backed by Research

Backed by Research

Cited in stroke journals and publications as the standardized means of communication of early ischemic changes, the ASPECTS is used in a multitude of articles and scientific journals.

Applicable Worldwide

Applicable Worldwide

A simple score used to communicate findings of a life-threatening and potentially disabling condition, ASPECT Score could be used in a multitude of resource settings and on most basic scanners worldwide to accurately detect and quantify early ischemic changes in acute stroke.

Learn to Calculate the ASPECT Score:

ASPECTS Training Course and Certificate Info:

The educational modules (EdModules) will take you through basics of the clinical presentation, imaging, and initial assessment of acute stroke on CT scans with insights on how to determine early ischemic changes and the ASPECT Score. Subsequent modules will focus on multiphase CTA (mCTA)  and assessment of the collateral circulation

How to Register for the Certificate Course in ASPECTS

Registration for the Certificate portion of the website. 

 To obtain a certificate in ASPECTS and COLLATERALS Training, you need to register, complete he online modules, and successfully complete the summative quiz. During the completion of the educational modules, there will be a secret slide that will guide you to the formal exam which you need to complete to obtain The Certificate from the University of Calgary and The Stroke Program.

You need to complete the modules before taking the quiz and to discover the link.
 

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