CT scan (CAT scan) for Headache

If you are suffering from headaches, your doctor may recommend a CT scan, also called a CAT scan, to determine if there in any irregular activity in your brain that could be causing the problem. A CT scan uses radiation and computer technology to create sequential “slices” of a scan to look for irregularities, such as hemorrhage, tumor or infection.

Often, a CT scan is used to rule out underlying causes of headaches to determine a proper diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been made, there are medical treatments and pain management options that can help alleviate your symptoms.

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Northwell Health Headache Center

The Headache Center is dedicated to world-class diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.