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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
We use a variety of imaging technologies to diagnose aneurysms, understand their anatomic location and structure, and assess the status of the surrounding arteries and the overall condition of the brain. Specific tests may include:
CT (computed tomography) uses x-ray equipment and powerful computers to create detailed, cross-sectional images (often called “slices”) of the head, neck and brain. Most CT scans are performed in seconds, although it can take 10 minutes or longer to position the child correctly for the exam. It is noninvasive, highly accurate and provides more detailed images of the bony and soft tissue structure of the head and neck than conventional x-rays.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and advanced computer processing to produce 2- and 3-dimensional images of the head, neck and brain. MRI is noninvasive and is critical in helping to evaluate conditions that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging technologies.
Cerebral angiography, sometimes called cerebral arteriography or catheter angiography, produces the most detailed images of the blood vessels of the neck, head and brain, using live x-rays.
CT angiography (CTA) uses the technology of a conventional CT scan, along with an injected special dye (known as contrast) to generate images of the blood vessels of the upper chest, neck and brain.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”