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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Is Computed Tomography Alone Versus Computed Tomography Plus Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enough for the Diagnosis of Strokes?

  • Authors: News Author: Marlene Busko; CME Author: Charles P. Vega, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 10/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 10/7/2023
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This activity is intended for primary care physicians, neurologists, emergency medicine specialists, cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who care for patients with acute ischemic stroke.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to evaluate the value of magnetic resonance imaging in addition to computed tomography among cases of acute ischemic stroke.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Distinguish imaging modalities associated with improved outcomes in acute ischemic stroke
  • Evaluate outcomes of adding magnetic resonance imaging to computed tomography imaging of the brain among patients with acute ischemic stroke
  • Outline implications for the healthcare team


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News Author

  • Marlene Busko

    Freelance writer, Medscape

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CME Author

  • Charles P. Vega, MD

    Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

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    Charles P. Vega, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Is Computed Tomography Alone Versus Computed Tomography Plus Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enough for the Diagnosis of Strokes?

Authors: News Author: Marlene Busko; CME Author: Charles P. Vega, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 10/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 10/7/2023

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References

  1. Hefzy H, Neil E, Penstone P, Mahan M, Mitsias P, Silver B. The addition of MRI to CT based stroke and TIA evaluation does not impact one year outcomes. Open Neurol J. 2013;7:17-22. https://openneurologyjournal.com/VOLUME/7/PAGE/17/. Accessed July 28, 2022.
  2. Cabral Frade H, Wilson SE, Beckwith A, Powers WJ. Comparison of outcomes of ischemic stroke initially imaged with cranial computed tomography alone vs computed tomography plus magnetic resonance imaging. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(7):e2219416. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2794463. Accessed July 28, 2022.
  3. Teitcher M, Biller J. Understanding the value of diagnostic imaging in ischemic stroke outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(7):e2223077. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2794467. Accessed July 28, 2022.
  4. Kleindorfer DO, Towfighi A, Chaturvedi S, Cockroft KM, Gutierrez J, Lombardi-Hill D, Kamel H, Kernan WN, Kittner SJ, Leira EC, Lennon O, Meschia JF, Nguyen TN, Pollak PM, Santangeli P, Sharrief AZ, Smith SC Jr, Turan TN, Williams LS. 2021 Guideline for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2021;52(7):e364-e467. Erratum in: Stroke. 2021;52(7):e483-e484. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STR.0000000000000375. Accessed July 28, 2022.
  5. Campbell BCV. The value of diagnostic imaging in stroke—are we asking the right question? JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(7):e2223074. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2794468. Accessed July 28, 2022.
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