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Would a brain that has aphasia have a different appearance on an MRI scan than a normal one?

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In brief: Depends

If the aphasia is due to an infarct the brain will look different.

In brief: Depends

If the aphasia is due to an infarct the brain will look different.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Maybe

Might show the stroke.

In brief: Maybe

Might show the stroke.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Maybe

Following a stroke, hemorrhage, infection or trauma may leave structural alterations visible on MRI scans.
Some inherited aphasias are also likely to be visualized. However many cases of aphasia will not be visualizable on standard imagery. Functional MRI and spect might be useful in visualizing some aphasias.

In brief: Maybe

Following a stroke, hemorrhage, infection or trauma may leave structural alterations visible on MRI scans.
Some inherited aphasias are also likely to be visualized. However many cases of aphasia will not be visualizable on standard imagery. Functional MRI and spect might be useful in visualizing some aphasias.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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