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Lumbar puncture

To examine CSF. Needle is used to remove CSF from subarachnoid space. Below 3rd lumbar vertebra of spinal cord

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Positron emission tomography
(PET) scan

Uses radioactive chemicals that collect in specific areas of the brain. Chemicals allows images of that area. Checks blood flow brain tumors. Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

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Magnetic resonance imaging. (MRI)

Allows visulation of the brain and spinal cord from many angles. Uses magnets to get images Useful in detecting tumors. Bleeding. Or other abnormality

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Cerebral angiography

Uses contrast material that can be seen in blood vessels of the brain. Detects aneurysm - abnormal blood filled bulges in the blood vessels

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Computerized tomography (CT)scan

Produces images that provides more info than a standard X-ray. Detects tumor and abnormal structure

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Detects electrical activity in the brain

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X-ray

Useful in detecting skull or vertebra fractures

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Chorea alageranted

Sudden jerk in body