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Is it possible to miss a stroke on CT scan? Is MRI always done?

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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, and because it is necessary to exclude a brain bleed. Mri is far superior in stroke detection, assuming the patient has no contraindications, like a pacemaker.

In brief: 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, and because it is necessary to exclude a brain bleed. Mri is far superior in stroke detection, assuming the patient has no contraindications, like a pacemaker.
Dr. Amy Levine
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 gives a clearer picture of the stroke.

In brief: 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 gives a clearer picture of the stroke.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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