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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Zehra Malik, M.B.B.S[2]


Head CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of the cause of amnesia. Structural and functional abnormalities are identified to detect any bleeding, stroke, tumor, atrophy or any changes suggestive of amnesia.

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  1. Metting Z, Rödiger LA, de Jong BM, Stewart RE, Kremer BP, van der Naalt J (2010). "Acute cerebral perfusion CT abnormalities associated with posttraumatic amnesia in mild head injury". J Neurotrauma. 27 (12): 2183–9. doi:10.1089/neu.2010.1395. PMID 20939700.
  2. Brand M, Eggers C, Reinhold N, Fujiwara E, Kessler J, Heiss WD; et al. (2009). "Functional brain imaging in 14 patients with dissociative amnesia reveals right inferolateral prefrontal hypometabolism". Psychiatry Res. 174 (1): 32–9. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2009.03.008. PMID 19783409.
  3. Profice P, Rizzello V, Pennestrì F, Pilato F, Della Marca G, Sestito A; et al. (2008). "Transient global amnesia during transoesophageal echocardiogram". Neurol Sci. 29 (6): 477–9. doi:10.1007/s10072-008-1034-y. PMID 19031042.
  4. Cuttler JM, Moore ER, Hosfeld VD, Nadolski DL (2016). "Treatment of Alzheimer Disease With CT Scans: A Case Report". Dose Response. 14 (2): 1559325816640073. doi:10.1177/1559325816640073. PMC 4826954. PMID 27103883.
  5. Chiaravalloti A, Fiorentini A, Ursini F, Martorana A, Koch G, Belli L; et al. (2016). "Is cerebral glucose metabolism related to blood-brain barrier dysfunction and intrathecal IgG synthesis in Alzheimer disease?: A 18F-FDG PET/CT study". Medicine (Baltimore). 95 (37): e4206. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000004206. PMC 5402543. PMID 27631200.

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