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Brain scan

Brain scan

Brain scan: A brain scan involves intravenous injection of a radionuclide that collects in the brain blood vessels and meninges where the blood-brain barrier is disrupted; radioactivity is detected by a special camera (scintillation camera) that generates a picture of the brain on a computer screen.

Brain scan: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Brain scan include:

Brain scan: Other Names

Other names for Brain scan include:

Symptoms Associated with Brain scan

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Diseases Associated with Brain scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Brain scan:

Basic Information: Brain scan

Disease or Condition count: 6; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Brain scan' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Brain scan as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Brain scan' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:


  • Alzheimer's Disease ... Brain scans


  • Batten Disease ... brain scans
  • Botulism food poisoning ... brain scan


  • Epilepsy ... brain scan


  • Melanoma ... brain scan


  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... brain scan

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