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Diagnosing Strokes with CT & MRI Scans

Diagnosing Strokes with CT & MRI Scans
Diagnosing Strokes with CT & MRI Scans

Diagnosing Strokes with CT & MRI Scans

A stroke can be a medical emergency that may require immediate treatment. However, some strokes require a diagnostic imaging scan to identify the type of stroke while ruling out all other potential causes of stroke symptoms. The treating physician will order multiple tests when diagnosing a stroke, including blood tests, an electrocardiogram, and imaging tests, such as a CT scan or an MRI.

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted due to a broken blood vessel. There are two types of stroke: hemorrhagic or ischemic. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked or restricted by a blood clot or narrow arteries. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when the brain has a rupture in a blood vessel, and blood leaks into the brain.

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted due to a broken blood vessel. There are two types of stroke: hemorrhagic or ischemic. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked or restricted by a blood clot or narrow arteries. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when the brain has a rupture in a blood vessel, and blood leaks into the brain.

At Houston MRI & Diagnostic Imaging we utilize short bore High-Field 1.5 tesla MRI scan systems for High-Resolution imaging. These examinations are performed by certified technologists, and every examination is directly supervised and interpreted by board certified radiologists. Houston MRI offers affordable imaging services throughout the Houston metro area. Contact us at (713)425-8190 to schedule an appointment.

Our mission at Houston MRI ® & Diagnostic Imaging is to provide the patients and physicians with affordable medical diagnostic imaging in a warm and patient-friendly environment. It is our goal to make the medical imaging procedure as pleasant as possible. Our promise to our communities is "hospital quality imaging without the hospital costs" with efficient service to both our patients and physicians.