What is the role of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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All symptomatic patients should undergo a head scan with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to rule out other intracranial lesions and identify the presence of new and old cerebral infarcts.


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