What is the purpose of CT scan and is it the best diagnostic procedure for cva?

Helical Xray. A ct(computed tomography) scan is a helical xray exam to look inside a body. It is fast, but lacks the fine detail seen in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, which makes it a superior exam for a cva (cerebral-vascular accident or stroke).

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Is the CT scan the best choice for diagnostic procedure for cva?

Yes and No. Ct scan is usually done first because it's quick and informative. However, MRI is superior at evaluating stroke. Read more...