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Around-the-clock brain imaging 2017-01-28T09:40:52-05:00

According to the American Stroke Association’s Guidelines for the Early Management of Adults with Ischemic Stroke – 2007, a limited number of diagnostic tests are recommended for stroke evaluation, because excessive testing can delay necessary treatment.

Tests used to diagnose a stroke, and the appropriate personnel to interpret the tests, should be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (Stroke, May 2007: 38(5); 1655-1711).

Brain imaging using computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or other valid method, is useful in screening for stroke and in ruling out brain hemorrhage (bleeding), but may not always be necessary prior to treatment.