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Types of Brain Scans

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Brain scans are done for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

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1. Which type of brain scan is used in conjunction with other brain scans or tests in order to confirm or deny findings?

2. Your doctor orders you to have a scan of your brain done, and he wants to assess not only your brain but your spinal area as well. Which test will he order to get the most accurate results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several types of brain scans that are used for a variety of purposes. These practice questions will ask you to identify the different types of brain scans and recognize why doctors use them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Recognize the reasons why brain scans are performed
  • Identify the type of brain scan that's used for confirmation purposes
  • Name the test that scans the brain and spinal area
  • Understand the difference between standard and functional MRIs
  • Distinguish the type of brain scan that creates a brain picture via x-ray images

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - understand the key differences between an standard MRI and a functional MRI
  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of brain scans
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about brain scans to understand their purposes

Additional Learning

The related lesson, Types of Brain Scans, provides more detail on the applications of brain scans. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Define contrast dye
  • Recognize the two main types of brain scan
  • Know what a PET scan is used for
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