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Can brain damage caused by a blow or shock to the head show up on an mri?

4 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not always.
Some damage may take years to be visible on mri.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not always.
Some damage may take years to be visible on mri.
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
A CT Scan without contrast likely the first test to be done. They are looking to rule out bleeding/fracture, which can be readily be seen and may save someone's life if addressed promptly.
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