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What imaging tests are used to diagnose Tourette's syndrome?

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Your doctor may do imaging tests of your brain to rule out other conditions that mimic the symptoms of Tourette's syndrome. They might include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It uses powerful magnets and radio waves to make pictures of organs and structures inside your body.
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan. It's a powerful X-ray that makes detailed images of your insides.

From: Tourette's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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