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A cerebral angiogram represents the most comprehensive test to detect a brain aneurysm if the other two types of scans do not indicate where bleeding occurs, according to Mayo Clinic. Doctors insert a special catheter in... More »

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A head magnetic resonance imaging scan, or MRI, is a test that produces images of the brain using a strong magnetic field and radio-wave energy, according to WebMD. It typically offers useful information that X-ray, ultr... More »

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If a blood test indicates an abnormal blood cell count, the physician may order a nuclear isotope bone scan because such scans can detect metastasized cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. A bone scan may also help assess th... More »

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Risks associated with a coronary angiogram include injury to the catheterized artery, tears in the heart or artery, allergic reactions to the medications or dye used during the procedure and excessive bleeding, according... More »

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An MRI scan is a medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a detailed picture of organs and other structures inside the body. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. More »

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The cost of a magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain typically ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, according to CostHelper. The cost varies by location, complexity of the MRI and whether the scan is done in a hospital or... More »

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Some patients need to visit MRI centers to undergo scans, which create images with more detail than X-rays, ultrasounds and CAT scans, according to Mayo Clinic. An MRI takes detailed images of the brain, spinal cord, ske... More »

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