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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I understand that a MRI, CT and/or a MRA may be used to

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Good Morning,
I understand that a MRI, CT and/or a MRA may be used to diagnose a transient ischemic attack.
1) Do the scans always include intravenous injections?
2) If so, where is the injection point?
3) If a blood clot is found, what is the remedy?
4) Does the remedy entail a hospital stay and for how long?
Thank you,
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 7 months ago.


MRI,CT scan and MRA with contrast require intravenous injections.

It may be delivered through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm.

If you have had a TIA within the last 48 hours, you will likely be admitted to the hospital so that doctors can search for the cause and observe you.

You may receive blood thinners, such as aspirin,Plavix or Coumadin, to reduce blood clotting.

Surgical intervention can be done in case of a moderately or severely narrowed neck (carotid) artery.

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