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Brain scan
Radioactive chemicals are given intravenously and travel to brain
CTT
Computerized Transverse Tomography -- X-rays are taken of cross-sections of the brain. Also called CAT, CT scan
LP/SP
Lumbar puncture/spinal puncture -- CSF is withdrawn from between two lumbar vertebrae to analyze CSF
Neurectomy
Surgical removal of a nerve
Craniotomy
Incision into the skull
EEG
Electroencephalogram -- record of the electrical activity of the brain
MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
PET
Positron Emission Tomography -- X-ray to examine metabolic activity of brain structures
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
Lobotomy
Procedure in which the nerve fibers are severed in the frontal lobe of the brain
Myelogram
X-ray film of spinal cord
Romberg sign
done while patient is standing with eyes closed to test position sense (balance and gait)