Tests & Screenings
Getting the most accurate stroke diagnosis is one of the first steps in proper treatment. At Baptist Health System, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings.
Also referred to as arteriography, it is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs. This procedure pays close attention to the heart chambers, veins and arteries.
This procedure allows doctors to visualize brain activity as well as possible problems with the brain. MRI, CT scans and PET scans are all examples of different scans to visualize the brain.
Also known as carotid artery ultrasound, this ultrasound procedure can detect carotid artery disease, such as blood clots, plaque buildup or other blood flow problems. Found early, our vascular specialists can provide treatment that is effective in preventing stroke
Also referred to as CT scans or computer tomography. A CAT scan produces cross-sectional images of the body using a computer and X-ray; these images can be helpful in diagnosing illness or injury.
An EEG is a medical test used to detect electrical activity of the brain. This test uses electrodes that are attached to a patient's scalp; activity is recorded all of the time, even when sleeping.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
MRI uses a powerful magnetic field as well as radio frequency pulses to produce retailed images of bones, organs, soft tissue and most other bodily structures. MRI does not use radiation.