Carbon monoxide testing: Using brain scans to test for exposure or poisoning
There are many different types of brain scanning / imaging technology in use today, none of which do
carbon monoxide testing directly to test for poisoning or previous exposure.
Imaging technology / brain scans reveal physical damage, scar tissue, areas of reduced/increased blood flow,
areas of reduced/increased metabolism, and other indicators that may indirectly point to damage caused by
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , Computed tomography (CT), and Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are imaging / scanning technologies in use.
EEG topography is not a brain scan but a technology that places electrodes on the scalp to
measure and identify [abnormal] electrical activity in the brain.
Testing, scanning, symptoms, and investigation of circumstances and potential carbon monoxide sources could lead to a medical
However, a survivor may have a normal looking brain scan(s) and still be experiencing short term symptoms and effects and long term effects. Just because a brain scan looks "normal"
does not mean a person is unaffected.
Please contact us if you are aware of a scanning or imaging technology that can directly
test for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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