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Capital & Coast DHB Neurology Service

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Radiology

Computer Tomography (CT)
A CT image is created by using an X-ray beam, which is sent through the body from different angles giving cross-sectional images of the body.
This is a common test that gives information about any structural abnormalities of the brain. 
 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
This procedure uses a combination of magnetic fields and radio waves (not x-rays) which results in an exact, clear image of body structures.
It gives detailed information about problems with the brain or spinal cord.

This page was last updated at 3:41PM on July 4, 2018.