Diagnosis of Stroke
Diagnostic Test list for Stroke:
The list of medical tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Stroke
Tests and diagnosis discussion for Stroke:
NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
Stroke is diagnosed through several techniques: a
short neurological examination, blood tests, CT scans, MRI scans, Doppler
ultrasound, and arteriography.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS)
Stroke: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Before a stroke can be treated, diagnostic tests must be performed.
Health care providers must find out what kind of stroke it is to treat it
correctly. A person thought to be having a stroke may have a neurological
exam, blood tests and an electrocardiogram.
Other kinds of tests used in diagnosing stroke include:
· Imaging tests that give a picture of the brain. These include CT
(computed tomography) scanning, sometimes called CAT scans, and
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanning. CT scans are
particularly useful for determining if a stroke is caused by a blockage or
by bleeding in the brain.
· Electrical tests such as EEG (electroencephalogram) and an evoked
response test to record the electrical impulses and sensory processes of
· Blood flow tests, such as Doppler ultrasound tests, to show
any changes in the blood flow to the brain.
(Source: excerpt from Stroke: NWHIC)
Stroke Prevention and Treatment -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)
Doctors make an early diagnosis by studying symptoms,
reviewing the patient's medical history, and performing tests such
as a computerized tomography (CT) scan-a 3-dimensional x-ray of the
brain. (Source: excerpt from Stroke Prevention and Treatment -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Diagnosis of Stroke: medical news summaries:
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