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mri vs ct scan for stroke

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Mri is very good at seeing previous strokes, much better than a ct scan.
Dr. Carl Decker
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.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Not typically: Sen on any scan...Symptoms by definition last less than 24 hours.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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
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Dr. Amy Levine
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
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
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:
Dr. John Rhoades
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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:
Dr. Walter Husar
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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
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:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
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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