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Stroke

13 July 2010

New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

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Diffusion MRI, which measures molecular water motion in tissue, can show where water diffusion is restricted, thus this type of scan reveals where brain damage has occurred in stroke patients. In contrast, CT scans are more like a specialized type of X-ray.

 

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