Effects of magnetic resonance imaging diffusion gradient recalled echo on a patient with an intracranial hemorrhage presenting to the emergency department

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Generally, a computed tomography scan is conducted for the diagnosis of stroke in the emergency department, because these scans are easier and faster in the detection of stroke. If there are no signs of hemorrhage on computed tomography scan, an ischemic stroke is diagnosed and treated accordingly. A magnetic resonance imaging scan may be taken in order to verify ischemic stroke. This process may lead to improper treatment and is time consuming. To address this situation, case studies are presented in which magnetic resonance imaging diffusion-weighted imaging and gradient recalled echo were performed to detect hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke and particularly, subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is undetectable with a computed tomography scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1



  • Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging
  • Hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Tomography X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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