Thursday, February 01, 2007

Traditional CT Scans Often Miss Strokes

From the AP wire:

The most common method of diagnosing a stroke in the emergency rooms catches only about one out of every four cases, far fewer than an MRI scan, which also was better at spotting the type of stroke, a U.S. government funded study showed.

The study led some experts, writing in the medical journal The Lancet, to declare that MRI scans should replace CT X-rays as the standard of care. The journal published the stroke study in Friday's issue.


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