Tag: mri

MRI’s Could Detect Early Onset Stroke When Patient Can’t

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs, might be able to help physicians figure out if clot-busting drugs will help patients who present with unclear-onset or äóìwake-up strokes,äó a new study finds. Researchers in South Korea used MRIs to screen 430 patients who were either uncertain of when their stroke symptoms began...

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Doctors Ordering Unnecessary Imaging Studies

The [embed_youtubei>Journal of the American College of Radiology[embed_youtube/i> reports that too many primary care doctors are making inappropriate patients referrals for CT and MRI scans. [embed_youtubep>A review of 459 elective outpatient CT and MRI examinations conducted at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle showed that 74 percent were considered appropriate and...

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