A 38-year-old member asked:
Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) mri or ct scan?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Neither: If you are looking for a blood clot, an angiogram and an mra are the most specific. After the damage from a clot is done, the quickest test to show it will be an mri. Ct will show a stroke 48-72 hrs unless it's a bleeding stroke, w in which case it will show sooner.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2014
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