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How is a cerebral contusion diagnosed?

If a doctor thinks an individual may have a cerebral contusion (a bruise on the brain), they can diagnose the head injury using a CT scan (computed tomography) or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Both of these tests allow the doctor to see if there is bruising on the brain and the severity of the damage. The doctor will also ask questions about the injury and the symptoms the individual is experiencing.

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