Patient "candidate" for thrombolysis: MRI is essential.

@article{Tisserand2014PatientF,
  title={Patient "candidate" for thrombolysis: MRI is essential.},
  author={Marie Tisserand and Olivier Naggara and L Legrand and Charles Mellerio and Myriam Edjlali and St{\'e}phanie Lion and Christine Rodriguez-R{\'e}gent and Rapha{\"e}lle Souillard-Sc{\'e}mama and C-F Jbanca and Denis Trystram and J-F Meder and Catherine Oppenheim},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={95 12},
  pages={1135-44}
}
Because of its excellent sensitivity and specificity to diagnose arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) in the acute phase, MRI answers the main questions to guide treatment in "candidates" for thrombolysis. It lasts less than ten minutes, can confirm the diagnosis of AIS and distinguish it from hematomas and other "stroke mimics". It can identify the ischemic penumbra (perfusion-diffusion mismatch), determine the site of occlusion and provide prognostic information to adapt treatment in some cases in… CONTINUE READING
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