Patient : Hi,
I am currently working (as a speech therapy student) with a lady in a stroke unit. I am attempting to determine her neurological status. From a brief look at her medical chart I have noted the following;
1) MRI revealed chronic ischemic changes. No evidence of hemorrhagic.
2)CT revealed a small area of infarction
The medical team queried a left PACI.
My question is why is it queried and not a diagnosis?
Also, if the CT revealed a small area of infarction (should this area be identified on CT report)?
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