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brain scan

n.
A scintigram of the brain, used to identify cerebral blood flow and to detect intracranial masses, lesions, tumors, or infarcts.

brain scan

Imaging
CT scan of the brain.

Nuclear medicine 
Brain scintigraphy, see there.

brain scan

Any procedure for imaging the structure and function of the brain.
See also: scan

Patient discussion about brain scan

Q. I'm worried if she has ADHD. Is there any MRI or brain scan test to diagnoses the problem? My daughter Elba is 15. She regularly goes to school but often forgets to do daily activities. I'm worried if she has ADHD. Is there any MRI or brain scan test to diagnoses the problem?

A. Although in general practice MRI is not carried out to diagnose ADHD, the studies have shown that the ADHD brain has considerably less activity than does a normal brain when MRI's are compared. Stimulant drugs increases the chemical activity level, which decreases the symptoms. I shall suggest you to consult a physician specialized in this area.

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