How is ischemic brain injury diagnosed?

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As with many conditions, a doctor uses symptoms and medical history to identify a diagnosis. Blood work may be ordered to identify problems. In addition, brain imaging is used to identify the location and possible cause of the brain injury. CT and PET scans, as well as MRIs, are frequently used to take pictures of the brain. An EEG, which looks at electrical activity in the brain, may also be ordered to diagnose an ischemic brain injury.

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