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Can an MRI tell if you had a stroke?

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Yes, an MRI is one of the best tests to determine if someone has had a stroke. Oftentimes, if the doctor thinks the person may have recently had a stroke, a CT scan is done first to determine the type of stroke and the location in the brain. But an MRI is an excellent test for identifying both an ischemic stroke (from a clot in the brain) or a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain).

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