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Does a CT scan show if someone had a seizure? What are seizure symptoms?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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In brief: Not usually

A seizure is uncontrolled electrical activity in a portion of the brain, which sometimes extends to involve the whole brain.
Symptoms can be as little as a "1000 mile stare", to extreme flailing of the arms and legs. If the seizure is due to a mass in the brain, ct may see it, but MRI is better. Usually, the cause of seizures is a tiny "scar" in the brain, hard to identify even on ct or pet/ct.

In brief: Not usually

A seizure is uncontrolled electrical activity in a portion of the brain, which sometimes extends to involve the whole brain.
Symptoms can be as little as a "1000 mile stare", to extreme flailing of the arms and legs. If the seizure is due to a mass in the brain, ct may see it, but MRI is better. Usually, the cause of seizures is a tiny "scar" in the brain, hard to identify even on ct or pet/ct.
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