MRI Brain

The patient will lie on his/her back with the head in a special box called a coil. The face is open.
 
Ear plugs will be offered to reduce the noise level.
 
Intravenous contrast may be necessary and can only be determined during the course of the investigation.
 
Indications for an MRI of the brain include developmental anomalies

  • Epilepsy and its’ causes
  • Tumours/infections
  • Investigation of headaches
  • White matter disease
  • Stroke
  • Cranial nerve pathology
  • Pituitary gland
  • Orbital pathology
  • Vascular malformations and aneurysms
  • Clotting of the veins

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