Imaging Acute Stroke: A Comprehensive Review for Clinical Practice

This course will provide a comprehensive review of the role of CT and MRI for patient triage and treatment using illustrative cases. Lectures are designed for the practicing clinician—reviewing all aspects of stroke imaging, including optimization of CT and MRI protocols and imaging techniques.

ARRS Member price: $295
ARRS In-Training Member price: $149
Nonmember price: $545

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Earn credit at your own pace through February 21, 2026 and continue to access your videos until February 20, 2036. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course offers 4 CME following completion of an online test.

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until February 20, 2036, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Modules  

After completing this course, the learner should be able to summarize the role of CT and MRI in stroke imaging; learning outcomes include:

  • Identify optimal use of CT and MRI to triage patients for stroke treatment.
  • Summarize the latest CT and MRI Imaging protocols. 
  • Implement improved CT and MRI interpretative skills after reviewing a large number of stroke cases.
  • Recognize the common causes of stroke and role of imaging pediatric stroke patients.
  • Interpret the latest stroke research relevant to optimal clinical practice.
  • Recognize the commonly presenting stroke syndromes.

Module 1

  • CT for Assessment of Acute Stroke—Ichiro Ikuta, MD, MMedSc
  • MRI for Assessment of Acute Stroke—Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCR, FRCR
  • Angiography for Acute Stroke—Hediyeh Baradaran, MD
  • Perfusion Imaging for Acute Stroke—Sam Payabash, MD

Module 2

  • Advanced Imaging techniques for Acute Stroke—J. Scott McNally MD, PhD
  • Imaging Following Treatment of Acute Stroke—Laura Eisenmenger, MD
  • Imaging of Pediatric Stroke—Jessie Aw-Zoretic, MD
  • Imaging of Acute Stroke Syndromes—Samuel Rogers, MD

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ARRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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