neurology
Stroke

Early MRI needed for diagnosis even in low risk TIA and minor stroke

Even apparently low risk patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and symptoms should be investigated with brain MRI scan for diffusion restriction, research suggests. The international Diagnosis of Uncertain-Origin Benign Transient Neurological Symptoms (DOUBT) study, which included Australian centres, comprised more than 1,000 patients with clinical assessment then MRI within eight days of symptom onset. ...

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