Diagnosing cavernoma

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are mainly used to diagnose cavernomas. As symptoms aren't always evident, many people are only diagnosed with a cavernoma after having an MRI scan for another reason.

A computerised tomography (CT) scan or angiography can also be used todiagnose cavernoma, but they're not as reliable as an MRI scan.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018