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Your doctor might recommend an MRI if you're getting headaches daily or almost every day. You might also get one if you had a CT scan that didn’t show clear-cut results.

From: MRIs for Headache and Migraine Diagnosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The National Migraine Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

SOURCE: The National Migraine Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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