Fast Stroke MR Protocols

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Dr. Howard Rowley, Bill Faulkner and Kristan Harrington discuss MR imaging in patients presenting with stroke symptoms.  The topics include statistics on the types of strokes and certain pathologies and conditions that can mimic stroke symptoms in patients.  They also discuss the importance and clinical utility of various pulse sequences in patients with stroke symptoms.

  • Describe the difference between a TIA (Transit Ischemic Attack) and a stroke
  • State the percentage of embolic strokes vs hemorrhagic strokes
  • Name some conditions or pathologies which can mimic a stroke
  • List pulse sequences which are important when imaging a patient for a stroke
  • Describe the value of a perfusion-weighted acquisition in a stroke patient

The content of this Contrast Enhanced MRI Program is intended for healthcare professionals who work in the MRI environment. These individuals include MRI Technologists, Imaging Nurses, MRI Researchers, and Others.

This program has been submitted for .75 hour of Category A CE credit as designated by the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) RCEEM.