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How can a doctor tell what areas of the brain have been affected in a person who has had a stroke?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Exam & imaging

Neurological physical exam as well as ct scan and MRI scan can show the extent of damage from a stroke.
Imaging may show potentially treatable causes such as carotid artery stenosis.

In brief: Exam & imaging

Neurological physical exam as well as ct scan and MRI scan can show the extent of damage from a stroke.
Imaging may show potentially treatable causes such as carotid artery stenosis.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: Exam,CT,MRI

Sometimes you can tell by your examination, if the patient has aphasia or unilateral weakness, or motor planning difficulties or specific senory deficits or has visual field deficits.
When the patient is unable to assist with the exam, both ct scan and MRI provide visual aids to localize the stroke. Mri is much more sensitive, being able to localize acute stroke within 30 minutes of onset.

In brief: Exam,CT,MRI

Sometimes you can tell by your examination, if the patient has aphasia or unilateral weakness, or motor planning difficulties or specific senory deficits or has visual field deficits.
When the patient is unable to assist with the exam, both ct scan and MRI provide visual aids to localize the stroke. Mri is much more sensitive, being able to localize acute stroke within 30 minutes of onset.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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