Tests & Treatment

Comprehensive Tests and Treatment for Stroke
When you receive stroke care at Theda Clark Medical Center, you’ll have access to a dedicated team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and other specialists who work together to offer seamless stroke care, from the first emergency moments through rehabilitation and recovery.

Learn more about emergency care

Learn more about rehabilitation 

Technology That Saves Lives
If you’ve had a stroke, or if your care team has discovered that you are at risk for stroke, you’ll have access to the best medication and machines available. Your primary care doctor and specialists will work together to monitor your blood pressure and keep you as healthy as possible. Your ThedaCare team can perform any of these tests or procedures to provide high-quality care before, during, or after a stroke:

  • STAT computerized tomography (CT) scanning
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Carotid and transcranial ultrasound
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Transesophageal contrast echocardiography
  • Advanced angiographic-based procedures such as acute thrombosis, balloon occlusion, staged embolization of vascular malformation, intra operative angiographic examination, intracranial angioplasty, and intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute stroke
  • Use of Guglielmi Detachable Coils (GDC) for patients with inoperable or high-risk aneurysms
  • "Fast MRI" methods which allow detection of the injured region of the brain very early after a stroke occurs
  • Diffusion MRI

Your doctor will explain these procedures to you and your family. Many of these tests and treatments are available on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Preventative Peripheral Vascular and Stroke Screening
ThedaCare offers this painless, noninvasive screening that looks for the three primary causes of stroke and vascular disease: diminished blood flow in your peripheral arteries, build-up of plaque in your carotid arteries, and weakening and enlargement of your abdominal arteries.

Because these conditions often have no warning signs, early detection can catch problems before they worsen. Please note that this screening is typically not covered by insurance, and you will likely have to pay the $75 cost out of pocket.