Neuroimaging for Migraine: The American Headache Society Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline

Randolph W. Evans, MD; Rebecca C. Burch, MD; Benjamin M. Frishberg, MD; Michael J. Marmura, MD; Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD; Stephen D. Silberstein, MD; Dana P. Turner, MSPH, PhD


Headache. 2020;60(2):318-336. 

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The American Headache Society (AHS) develops guidelines and practice parameters for clinicians. This guideline summarizes evidence from the existing literature about when to recommend neuroimaging in patients with migraine. We specifically reviewed studies with either CT or MRI brain imaging, as well as neuroimaging in patients with no concerning signs or exam findings suggestive of secondary headache.