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If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a neurological disorder, your doctor at Dignity Health Central Coast may order a brain scan. The various types of brain scans examine structures within your brain to diagnose or monitor a number of neurological conditions.
To learn more about our brain scans on the Central Coast, including MRI and CT scans, Find a Doctor today who specializes in neurological care and diagnostic testing.
There are three major types of brain scans. They are computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positive emission tomography (PET).
Dignity Health Central Coast neurologists use brain scans to test for conditions affecting the nervous system, including:
Additional types of brain scans can measure oxygen use in your brain, cerebral blood volume, and other very specific aspects of brain structure and function.
If your neurologist schedules a brain scan at Dignity Health Central Coast, you will experience the following with each diagnostic test:
Your comfort and well-being remain our top priority. Some patients find it difficult to lie still for extended periods of time, while others with claustrophobia feel uncomfortable inside the scanning machine. Talk to your doctor or technician about any concerns you have and how they can help make your scan more comfortable.
Dignity Health offers a comprehensive team approach to neurological care and provides brain scans throughout the Central Coast of California.