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A comparison of computed tomography and magnetic resonance brain imaging in HIV-positive patients with neurological symptoms

Wilson, AJ; Sayer, RA; Edwards, SG; Cartledge, JD; Miller, RF; (2010) A comparison of computed tomography and magnetic resonance brain imaging in HIV-positive patients with neurological symptoms. International Journal of STD & AIDS , 21 (3) 198 - 201. 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009323.

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Abstract

We reviewed our practice in order to determine the optimum neuroimaging strategy for HIV-infected patients with acute neurological presentations between April 2007 and August 2008. Overall magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected cranial abnormalities in more than twice as many patients as did computed tomography (CT) (74% and 32%, n = 54 and 38, respectively). Replacement of CT by first-line MRI for all patients would have required an additional 16 MRI scans, although at a saving of 38 CT scans. Our study highlights the importance of first-line MRI brain imaging in HIV patients with neurological symptoms and reinforces the need for early transfer of patients from centres that do not have rapid access to (or expert interpretation of) MRI scanning, to an appropriate HIV specialist centre.

Type: Article
Title: A comparison of computed tomography and magnetic resonance brain imaging in HIV-positive patients with neurological symptoms
DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009323
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2009.009323
Language: English
Keywords: imaging, CT scan, MRI, brain, HIV, AIDS,
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/174223
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