Diagnosis and Screening
Through imaging screening techniques, individuals at high risk of harboring a brain aneurysm can be identified easily with non-invasive imaging tests. Some risk factors for developing brain aneurysms include cigarette use, chronic hypertension and history of cerebral aneurysms in closely related family members. An aneurysm is often diagnosed using a variety of imaging equipment. Some methods include CT Scan, (computerized tomography angiography) - In this procedure, a contrast dye is injected into the bloodstream prior to CT scanning. This process produces detailed images of blood flow in the brain’s arteries., Short for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI is a painless, non-invasive procedure that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed images of the brain and other parts of the body. and Short for magnetic resonance angiography. MRA is a painless, non-invasive procedure that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed images of blood vessels. Sometimes an injected contrast dye is used..