Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “MAGICAL HEAD to remember about the Diagnostic Tests for Migraine

⚡Mnemonic⚡: Diagnostic Tests for MigraineMMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): To visualize brain structures and rule out other causes.

AAngiography: To check blood vessels for any abnormalities that may trigger migraines.

GGlare Test (Photophobia Examination): To assess sensitivity to light, a common symptom in migraines.

IICT (Interictal EEG): To evaluate brain activity between migraine attacks.

CCGRP Testing (Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide): Measures a protein linked to migraines.

AAura Assessment: To monitor and record visual, sensory, or other symptoms that often precede a migraine.

LLumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap): Rarely used, but can help rule out other conditions.

HHormone Panel: To check for hormonal triggers, especially in women.

EEvoked Potentials Test: Measures the brain’s response to stimuli, which can be altered in migraines.

AAllodynia Assessment: Evaluates pain sensitivity, which can be heightened during migraines.

DDoppler Ultrasound: Used to examine blood flow in the head and neck.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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