DWMRIDiffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Early diffusion-weighted MRI (DWMRI) scanning was shown to add predictive value beyond that of the ABC[D.sup.2] (Age, Blood Pressure, Clinical Features, Duration, Diabetes) score in identifying patients at low risk for an ischemic stroke within 90 days.
A total of 210 patients stratified as low risk according to an ABC[D.sup.2] score of 3 or less underwent a DWMRI scan within 24 hours of TIA symptom onset.
"These results suggest that the ABC[D.sup.2] score combined with early DWMRI scanning provides the best predictive value in identifying TIA in patients at low risk for an ischemic stroke," said Dr.