Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAINSCAN to remember about the Diagnostic Tests for Acute Brain Syndrome


⚡Mnemonic⚡: Diagnostic Tests for Acute Brain Syndrome

B – Brain MRI: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging for detailed brain evaluation.”

R – EEG (Electroencephalogram): “Records electrical activity in the brain.”

A – Arteriography: “Analyzing blood vessels for abnormalities.”

I – Imaging (CT Scan): “Computed Tomography for structural insights.”

N – Neurological Exam: “Comprehensive clinical assessment.”

S – Serum Biomarkers: “Elevated levels indicate brain injury.”

C – Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis: “Examining the fluid surrounding the brain.”

A – Angiography: “Visualizing blood vessels and blood flow.”

N – Neuropsychological Testing: “Cognitive function and behavior assessment.”

Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :

  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 122
  • “Neurology and Acute Brain Disorders” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 235
  • “Critical Care in Acute Brain Syndrome” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 178
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 311
  • “Emergency Neurology for Acute Brain Syndromes” (1st Edition) 📚 Pg. 94
  • “Principles of Acute Brain Syndrome Management” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 203
  • “Clinical Approaches to Acute Brain Syndrome” (7th Edition) 📚 Pg. 289
  • “Current Perspectives on Acute Brain Syndrome” (8th Edition) 📚 Pg. 156

Dr. Arin Nandi

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