Acute stroke ct

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Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
534785 tn?1329592208 The results from the CT Scan of my head done after I was admitted to the ER on 10/14/08: "History of left-sided weakness and facial tingling. MRI performed at an outside hospital 1 month ago reportedly demonstrated a pineal cyst. (Note: I said my MRI was in JULY, not one month ago!!! I even corrected the nurse on this when he said, "this was done last month?" Ugh!) An unenhanced axial CT of the head was obtained and reviewed in bone, soft tissue, and intermediate windows.
Avatar f tn In the ER on the 24th the doctors did not do any CT scans at all even with allof his health problems.On March the 3rd my husband had a stroke and 9 days later the doctors told me he was brain dead. Do you think the doctors should have done a CT scan on th 24th of Feb.?
Avatar n tn My husband has been admitted to the hospital with dizziness, paralysis on the left side, and repeating his words. They did a CT scan and said that he didn't have a stroke. What else could this be.
338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
Avatar f tn If she were to have an infarct or bland stroke, a CT scan done early following the stroke will typically be normal. Therefore a positive CT scan of the head is diagnostic, but a negative CT scan DOES NOT rule out a stroke. Given the close proximity of the first stroke, I would be very suspicious of another event. Why would her symptoms be different? If she had another stroke, a different area of the brain feed by a different blood vessel would be affected.
Avatar f tn Furthermore, psychotic episodes may be an acute change like that seen in delirium, stroke, or seizure. Depending on the complete history, including family history, associated symptoms, and clinical examination, imaging findings will likely be in different anatomical locations. As a general rule, MRI is better for looking at anatomy and for pathological conditions (e.g.
Avatar f tn My mother had a watershed stroke while in cardiac arrest. The CT scan notes "There is now evidence for multifocal cortical and right thalamic lesions, having an appearance consistent with areas of early cerebral ischemia/infaction from a global hypoxic event. No acute hemorrhagic transformation detected.
Avatar n tn just recently i have been geting bad headaches and went to see my internist who started me on steroids and ran a ct scan just to be sure. the ct came back abnormal and i was sent to a neurologist after receiving an mri for the abnormal ct scan. i did not have the radiology report but had copies of the mri. the neurologist said he did not read mris. My internist wants me to have an mra.
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar f tn On a tuesday I had a ct scan of my head due to left side facial drooping and other symptoms. The radiologist says on the report Multiple small Left basal ganglia lanucar infarcts. I am not scheduled for further testing ( ultrasound of caratid arteries and EKG) until 6 days later. My Doctor put me on Plavix and aspirin. but Isn't this a long time to wait for further testing?
5589326 tn?1370456174 I had what may have been a small stroke 9 months ago. Is it still possible for tests to detect a stroke or resulting brain damage?
Avatar n tn TIAs are often warning signs that a person is at risk for a more serious and debilitating stroke. About one-third of those who have a TIA will have an acute stroke some time in the future. Many strokes can be prevented by heeding the warning signs of TIAs and treating underlying risk factors. The most important treatable factors linked to TIAs and stroke are high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, heart disease, carotid artery disease, diabetes, and heavy use of alcohol.
Avatar n tn History of progressive fatigue for past 5 years, now so bad that I returned to my physician. I was treated for Depression with Wellbutrin (didn 't work) and SSRI and Adderal (didn't work either.) Acute episodes (about 1-2 X's per year) accompanied by extreme bad breath and incapacitating fatigue requiring bedrest for 2-3 days. Over the past 2 year there is an increase in fatigue and I am unable to perform dailly activities.
Avatar n tn  USG(Abd , Pelvis)  S.Lipid  S.TSH  S.Vit B12: 897 - N  HbA1C  S.Homocysteine : 8.76 –N  MR Angiography of Brain : • Right Cerebral peduncle acute infarct & right basal ganglia acute infract. • Mild Cerebral atrophy. • Atheromatous changes in P2 segment of right PCA. As compared to previous MRI dated 20.11.2016 there is appearance of fresh acute lesion in right cerebral peduncle.
Avatar m tn He finished 6 cycles on chemo. However is suffering from acute pnemonia which is not going...He also had a stroke after 3 cycle and has a 90 % blood clot near the neck for which he is taking ecosprin. Now he has sever cough and blood stains in the spetum. When a CT scan was done it was notic...
Avatar f tn Recently I had a mild stroke. Many tests were run during hospital stay. Can you give me a general idea of what all this means? "MRI & MRA showed small foci of recent ischernia/right hemisphere. Several areas of chronic ischemia. Abnormal intracranial MRI demonstrating occlusion of the distal right posterior cerebral artery & attenuation of distal left posterior cerebral artery." Also, ".....
Avatar n tn On the night of the stroke, patient transported to hospital ER in less then 1-hour. Noncontrast cranial CT showed no acute infraction, hemorrhage or subdural hematoma. Patient had history of transit hemispheric ischemia 12-months ealier with complete neurological resolution. Electrocardiogram showed AFib, rate of 64, no acute ischemic changes. Temperature of 96.5, pulse 0f 81, respirations 18, blood pressure 220/135 and came down to 230/109--Labetalol IV brought pressure to 170/90.
Avatar n tn just recently i have been geting bad headaches and went to see my internist who started me on steroids and ran a ct scan just to be sure. the ct came back abnormal and i was sent to a neurologist after receiving an mri for the abnormal ct scan. i did not have the radiology report but had copies of the mri. the neurologist said he did not read mris. My internist wants me to have an mra.
301037 tn?1213864578 Computed tomography (CT) or CAT scan, uses a rotating X ray tube and computer to obtain thin sections of the body. It is especially useful in cases of head injury and stroke. It is best investigation to detect acute hemorrhage and calcification anywhere in the body. It is also good to evaluate cortical bone. Although it is non-invasive it uses ionizing radiation. although three dimensional reconstructions are possible it doesnt give direct multiplanar images.
Avatar m tn Two days back mid night my father had got silent stroke in sleep mode due to Hypertension & after 15-20 min recovered automatically.My Father is 69 years old. MRI scan result: Few punctate T2/FLAIR Hyperintensities in bilateral fontal deep white matter suggestive of old ischemic infacts.i CT Scan result:Age related mild voulume loss with periventricular white matter chronic small vessel ischemia.
Avatar n tn The reason symptoms improve is that the remaining brain picks up the slack. Another reason is that in the acute stages of the stroke, there is often some swelling (edema) in the region and that goes away after a while. But the damage that is done doesn't correct itself. Therefore, an MRI (or CT scan) should continue to show the damaged area forever. One comment though: the appearance of the lesion changes somewhat as the lesion ages (but after a few weeks, it stays essentially the same).