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What would mini strokes look like on an MRI scan Would the

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What would mini strokes look like on an MRI scan? Would the scan need to include bloodvessels. I had an MRI recently but without tablets/injection so no blood vessels shown. I thought i had been having mini strokes. My GP thought MS. The MRI scan showed 'two changes of signal' but was otherwise normal. It was taken two months after mini stroke symtpoms. Would this MRI have been able to show if had mini stroke that long after, etc. I have just had private tests back showing 'sticky blood' with increasd and enlarged platelets. Many thanks...
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
mini strokes may not be picked up on mr w/o contrast/ dye. it requires mra with it.you would also need ultrasound of neck and heart for complete work up on mini stroke.
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