TITLE

SPEEDING STROKE CARE

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Radiology Today;Dec2010, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the move of French radiologists to consider a single multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) exam to determine the causes of ischemic strokes. It notes that physicians currently apply a combined imaging protocol to pinpoint the causes of an ischemic stroke including duplex ultrasonography, transthoracic, and transesophageal echocardiography. Radiologist Loic Boussel states that such current approach is time consuming and could delay secondary stroke prevention technique.
ACCESSION #
61833309

 

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