Scan immediately for stroke using MRI when possible

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1135 (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1135
  1. Dennis P Briley, consultant neurologist (dennis.briley@smh.nhs.uk),
  2. Thomas Meagher, consultant radiologist
  1. Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8AL

    EDITOR—We agree with Wardlaw and Farrall that a strategy to scan all patients immediately for stroke is optimal.1 They say that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has some perceived disadvantages in imaging acute stroke, despite its advantages.

    In our experience, …

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