Michael Eller; Peter J Goadsby


Expert Rev Neurother. 2013;13(3):263-273. 

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Imaging in Headache

Most patients referred to a headache clinic or specialist in the industrialized world have undergone various imaging procedures, including one or several MRI brain scans, typically indexed to how troublesome the headache has been. The situation facing those providing the first point of contact in the healthcare system sits in contrast. Many patients are worried about a brain tumor or unruptured aneurysm. So what are the chances of finding trouble on an MRI scan? What harm can be done? And why not just order a computed tomography (CT) scan?