The blend sign

This recent paper in the journal Stroke introduces the blend sign as a very good predictor of haematoma growth after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). It is seen on early un-enhanced CT head scans as a blending of hypoattenuating area and hyperattenuating region with a well-defined margin. 

By OpenStax College - Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site. http://cnx.org/content/col11496/1.6/, Jun 19, 2013., CC BY 3.0, Link
By OpenStax College – Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site. http://cnx.org/content/col11496/1.6/, Jun 19, 2013., CC BY 3.0, Link

Above is what an intracerebral haemorrhage looks lie on brain imaging. For the blend sign itself, click here. It makes for a very nice buzzword, but see what you make of it. If you are not impressed, then let the blend mean only one thing!

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The art of making coffee. Lukas.b0 on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukas_photo/22741658824

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