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Indications for the Urgent Performance of Brain Imaging Studies After Stroke from the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (NCGS)

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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The British National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (NCGS) recommends that brain imaging be performed on stroke patients within 24 hours of symptom onset unless there are specific contraindications to do so. In addition, some patients should have the brain imaging done as soon as possible if certain conditions are present.

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