The value of CT and very low field MRI in the etiological diagnosis of dizziness

Acta Neurol Scand. 1988 Jul;78(1):26-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1988.tb03614.x.


A total of 79 dizziness patients were examined by either computed tomography (CT), or very low field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or both. In most cases, the patients were selected for the neuroimaging because preliminary clinical examination had suggested central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Abnormal CT or MRI findings with probable clinical relevance to the etiology of dizziness were obtained in 34%. The most common abnormalities were atrophy, infarction, and demyelination.; 29% of the CT scans and 40% of the MRI showed relevant abnormalities. The present results emphasize the diagnostic usefulness of head CT and MRI when dizziness of CNS etiology is suspected.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Dizziness / diagnosis*
  • Dizziness / diagnostic imaging
  • Dizziness / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*