Traumatic Brain Injury | Diagnosis & Tests

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How is a traumatic brain injury diagnosed?

At the hospital, the doctor will perform a neurological test. You’ll be asked to answer some questions, follow some instructions and move your arms and legs. This test can help the doctor determine how severe your brain injury is. You may also have other tests, such as a computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests take pictures of your head and brain. They help your doctor see if there is a fracture of the skull or bleeding, bruising or blood clots in the brain.

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Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 08/10

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