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Hemorrhagic stroke

Eric E Smith, Jonathan Rosand, Steven M Greenberg
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America 2005, 15 (2): 259-72, ix
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Neuroimaging by CT or MR imaging is necessary for the identification of hemorrhagic stroke and provides information about its cause. The appearance of intracranial hematoma (ICH) on CT and MR imaging evolves over time and must be understood to facilitate accurate diagnosis. The cause of ICH varies by location. New evidence suggests that MR imaging alone may be adequate to identify hemorrhagic stroke in the acute setting, and that MR imaging is superior to CT for identification of chronic microbleeds and hemorrhagic conversion of infarction.

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