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Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) MRI or CT scan?
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
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In brief: MRI
Blood clots can lead to strokes, which MRI is more sensitive at detecting.
To evaluate blood vessels for narrowing, one can use either MRI or ct.

In brief: MRI
Blood clots can lead to strokes, which MRI is more sensitive at detecting.
To evaluate blood vessels for narrowing, one can use either MRI or ct.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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