Table 2:

New simplified 4-point CTA score for BD (N = 105 patients)

Score/4*No. of PatientsOpacified ICV No.
4900
380
250
122
  • Note:—BD indicates brain death.

  • * Score based on 4 new points: 1 point was noted for each of the following nonopacified vessels 60 seconds after contrast medium injection: right and left cortical segment of the MCA and right and left ICV. Sensitivity of this new score is 85.7%.

  • Number of patients with 1 opacified ICV is then noted.