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MRI better than CT for initial evaluation of stroke

"A multicenter prospective trial involving 1210 patients in Europe has found that the odds of a favorable clinical outcome were one-third higher for acute stroke patients who received diffusion-perfusion MRI to determine the appropriateness of tPA thrombolysis than patients assessed with conventional noncontrast CT. Results drawn from the Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke trial were presented at International Stroke Conference in San Francisco."
Report from International Stroke Conference: MRI outperforms CT for initial stroke evaluation
MRI better than CT for initial evaluation of stroke Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, February 12, 2007 Rating: 5

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