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mri vs ct scan for stroke
A 37-year-old female asked:
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Mri is very good at seeing previous strokes, much better than a ct scan.
24 years experience Radiology
Yes: Ct and MRI can see previous strokes. In terms of acute strokes MRI is more sensitive and sees changes sooner then on the ct scan.
A 36-year-old male asked:
52 years experience Neurology
Variable, see below: Transient ischemic attack is brief focal neurological event, lasting less than 20 minutes, with usually full return to baseline. Stroke permanent neu ... Read More
22 years experience Cardiology
Not typically: Sen on any scan...Symptoms by definition last less than 24 hours.
46 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes and no: A definite stroke or cerebral infarction is visible on brain MRI right away as changes on the dwi sequence will be seen. A TIA can occur and by defin ... Read More
A female asked:
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Most often MRI done: An early stroke or a small stroke are the two most common strokes missed on a ct scan. An MRI is almost always done on every stroke patient as it giv ... Read More
23 years experience Radiology
Not always: Ct is not good for stroke in the first 6-24 hrs, especially in small strokes. It is always done however because it is more accessible, is cheaper, an ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
34 years experience Neurology
Down, girl: Your mother's having "lots of major" had aches. What makes you jump straight to stroke from had aches? 99% of all had aches have nothing to do with st ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: there would be changes on the MRI or CT of the brain days after a stroke.
Ask your DR about this on your visit.
If you are concerned that you had a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Inner ear problem: Possibly inner ear problem called labyrinthitis causing vertigo and ataxia.Ct scan MRI may not show any abnormality.
A 50-year-old female asked:
33 years experience Neurology
Possibly: According to international headache society, there are only two types of headaches, vascular (migraine) and tension. With your history are most likely ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
29 years experience Neurology
Symptoms : Symptoms of numbness of the entire body from the neck down can have many causes. Of these many causes, a process involving part of the spinal cord in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
27 years experience Neurosurgery
About the same: There were appreciable differences in previous years but most facilities charge about $800-1000 for a ct and about $1200-1500 for an mri. It can vary ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
24 years experience Radiology
Both are safe.....: Mri has no ionizing radiation, thus there is no risk of radiation induced cancer. However, MRI is not for everyone. If you are claustrophobic, have a ... Read More
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