Diagnosing a brain aneurysm depends on whether it is ruptured or unruptured. At Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Aneurysm Center, located at Overlook Medical Center, we’re well-equipped to evaluate both.
Unruptured brain aneurysms can only be detected by taking images of the brain arteries – either through conventional angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computer tomography angiography (CTA) scans.
Because ruptured brain aneurysms can cause swelling inside the skull, an eye examination may show evidence of this condition. However, a definitive diagnosis often requires CT or MRI images of the brain. Occasionally, a lumbar puncture or spinal tap is also necessary.