Cerebral infarction falls under the umbrella of cerebrovascular disorders called stroke. A CT done expediently is helpful for two reasons:
1. To look for intracerebral hemorrhage.
2. To identify an underlying structural lesion such as a tumor, vascular malformation or subdural hematoma.
References Osborn A: Stroke. In Diagnostic Neuroradiology, pp 341-362, St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.
Case Prepared by Steven Lee, M.D. and Anthony L. Alcantara, M.D.