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    ABC/2 Formula for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume

    Predicts volume of intracranial hemorrhage from CT measurements.
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    INSTRUCTIONS

    Measure length and width on the CT slice with the largest area of hemorrhage. NOTE: CT slices are typically measured in mm, not cm.
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    Why Use

    A patient has an intracranial/intracerebral hemorrhage on CT and a clinician wants a fast and accurate method to estimate its size.

    Remember to always measure accurately using the length and width of the largest area of hemorrhage.

    Radiologists and non-radiologists alike can estimate ICH size without the need for volumetric 3D analysis from CT or radiology software, which many non-radiologists are unfamiliar with.

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    Advice

    All patients with ICH should receive neurosurgical consultation and admission to the hospital.
    Dr. Rashmikant Kothari

    About the Creator

    Rashmikant Kothari, MD, is an associate professor of emergency medicine and clerkship director at Western Michigan University. He is currently the chair of the Stroke Task Force of the American Heart Association National ACLS Subcommittee and is on the scientific advisory board of Neuron Therapeutics, Inc. His research interests include emergency response to acute stroke.

    To view Dr. Rashmikant Kothari's publications, visit PubMed