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What is an MRI and why might you get it if you have epilepsy?

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An MRI -- magnetic resonance imaging -- scan is a test that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of X-rays. For someone with epilepsy, a scan may help determine the cause.

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Mayo Clinic: "MRI."

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "MRI."

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

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