Author Affiliation: Department of Neuroradiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.
Magnetic resonance (MR) is the imaging modality of choice for the evaluation
of most suspected central nervous system (CNS) pathology. It is less clear,
however, when MR imaging (MRI) should be performed on an emergent basis. The
timing of emergent MRI has significant implications with respect to patient
care, equipment availability, necessary hardware and software, and staffing
considerations. Therefore, it is important to identify those clinical situations
for which emergent MRI evaluation is required.
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