Quick stroke protocol (MRI)
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MRI protocol for a quick stroke assessment corresponds to a short protocol, usually just the DWI/ADC, adopted by some institutions as a complementary tool to the CT imaging in stroke code patients. The aim is to provide additional information to support stroke diagnosis within the narrow time window for thrombolytic therapy.
Please, refer to the article on MRI protocol: stroke for a discussion on a broad protocol for brain ischemia.
Note: This article is intended to outline some general principles of protocol design. The specifics will vary depending on MRI hardware and software, radiologist's and referrer's preference, institutional protocols, patient factors (e.g. allergy) and time constraints.