Stroke is an emergency. Although MRI is the imaging gold standard for the ischemic “core” in the hyperacute setting, MRI must be “quick” to remain relevant in the management pathway of this common disease. A “quick diffusion weighted imaging”(qDWI) protocol for acute stroke consisting of a single DWI sequence was implemented at our institution. qDWI reduced scan time by 84% compared to our conventional “Stroke” protocol, was 96.5% diagnostic, and with 90% not requiring further MRI. There was also a statistically significant quicker referral to scan time compared to the conventional “Stroke” MRIs.