II. Indications

  1. Detailed Neuroanatomy
    1. Motor system
    2. Sensory system
    3. Visual, hearing and olfactory system
  2. Degenerative brain disease
  3. Seizure disorder
    1. Temporal Lobe lesions (coronal view)
    2. Arteriovenous malformation
    3. Cerebral Neoplasm
  4. Headaches
    1. Brain Tumor
    2. Arteriovenous malformation
    3. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (MR Venogram)
    4. Subdural Hematoma
    5. Cerebral Aneurysm
    6. Hydrocephalus
  5. Cerebrovascular Accident
    1. Subacute subtle Hemorrhagic CVA
    2. Ischemic CVA with 48 hours of symptom onset
    3. Posterior fossa infarction
    4. Brain Tumor
    5. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  6. Head Trauma: Subacute evaluation of brain injury
    1. Extra-axial hematoma
    2. Cerebral Contusion
    3. Shearing injury
  7. Ataxia, deafness or Vertigo: Posterior fossa evaluation
    1. Internal Auditory Canal (Cerebellopontine angle)
    2. Cerebellar Neoplasm
      1. Astrocytoma
      2. Medulloblastoma
    3. Brainstem neoplasm
    4. Acoustic Neuroma
  8. Dementia
    1. Brain Tumor
    2. Subdural Hematoma
    3. Multi-focal infarction
    4. Cerebral atrophy
  9. Multiple Sclerosis
    1. Periventricular demyelinating lesions
  10. Spine and spinal cord disorders
    1. Primary spinal cord tumor (glioma)
    2. Spinal cord impingement lesions
      1. Meningioma
      2. Metastatic tumor
    3. Syringomyelia
    4. Hematomyelia
    5. Spinal stenosis
    6. Lumbar Disc Disease
  11. Visual loss
    1. Optic glioma
    2. Lesion compressing Optic Chiasm (Pituitary Adenoma)
  12. Pituitary disease (Amenorrhea or Galactorrhea)
  13. Congenital Anomaly
    1. Dandy-Walker Cyst in posterior fossa
    2. Arnold-Chiari Malformation
    3. Agenesis of corpus callosum

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Ontology: MRI of head (C0412674)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
ICD10 90901-01
SnomedCT 241601008
CPT 70546, 70544
English MRI of head (procedure), Magnetic resonance imaging of head (procedure), magnetic resonance imaging of head (procedure), magnetic resonance imaging of head, head MRI, MRI head, MRI of head, Magnetic resonance imaging of head
Spanish RM de la cabeza, resonancia magn├ętica de la cabeza (procedimiento), resonancia magn├ętica de la cabeza