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Can an MRI scan show cognitive impairment?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: NO

Mri is an imaging device that is independent of function.
Think of your car mechanic and a problem with your car. Lifting the hood and looking is like getting an mri. A good mechanic will want to turn it on and drive around and think carefully about what may be wrong. A good brain mechanic will ask appropriate questions and get appropriate tests and think about what may be wrong.

In brief: NO

Mri is an imaging device that is independent of function.
Think of your car mechanic and a problem with your car. Lifting the hood and looking is like getting an mri. A good mechanic will want to turn it on and drive around and think carefully about what may be wrong. A good brain mechanic will ask appropriate questions and get appropriate tests and think about what may be wrong.
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