1. Use of CTP imaging to determine eligibility for revascularization therapy is unproven in randomized studies.
2. Appropriately performed PCT performs reasonably well at identifying core acute infarct associated with large vessel ischemic strokes.
3. PCT unproven in distinguishing penumbra from benign oligemia.
4. Further standardization and validation of PCT needed.
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