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Fast, precise results when you need them most.

If a cerebrovascular anomaly is suspected in your child, he or she will receive a variety tests to find the exact spot of the malformed blood vessels. These tests are incredibly vital for children because, unlike adults, they often have limited communication skills and may be unable to describe their symptoms in detail. If a diagnosis is confirmed, neurosurgery may be an option — or sometimes a necessity — depending on the severity of the condition.

The pediatric neuroimaging experts at Children’s Hospital’s Brain Care Institute are among the most experienced in the country. Neuroradiologists and neurologists offer the latest neurological testing technology for fast and precise results, including:

  • CT or CAT scan (computed tomography scans)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) scan
  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (spinal tap or lumbar puncture)
  • Evoked potentials
  • Myelogram
  • Ultrasound (Sonogram)
  • Magnetoencephalogram (MEG)
    * MEG testing is offered at UPMC Presbyterian
Last Update
April 3, 2014
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Last Update
April 3, 2014