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How good is an MRI at finding a headache cause?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
5 doctors agree

In brief: Can help

But doesn't always find something.

In brief: Can help

But doesn't always find something.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Poor

Most headaches are not caused by lesions of the brain.
The MRI will see these , such as tumors, masses etc., but they are relatively rare causes of headaches.

In brief: Poor

Most headaches are not caused by lesions of the brain.
The MRI will see these , such as tumors, masses etc., but they are relatively rare causes of headaches.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology

In brief: Good but freq. NEG

Mri is probably best study for headache investigation but most headaches are not cause by structural abnormality so they are frequently negative.

In brief: Good but freq. NEG

Mri is probably best study for headache investigation but most headaches are not cause by structural abnormality so they are frequently negative.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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