A neurologist is an expert in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders.
You can’t see him at a GP appointment but he can assess your symptoms and make an assessment.
It’s important to know the difference between a neurologic test and a CT scan and how you can get a good picture of your brain structure and function.
You’ll need to get a neurological examination if you have a serious condition like epilepsy.
A CT scan is used to check the structure and density of the brain tissue and to assess the size and position of blood vessels and brain tissue.
It doesn’t involve removing brain tissue but scans do show how much brain tissue is in the area of the skull.
To get a CT, you’ll need a special scanner and a special instrument called a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.
You will need a CT scanner if you suffer from epilepsy or a history of seizures.
If you’re unsure whether you have epilepsy, your GP can refer you to a specialist neurologist who can examine you.
The best place to get your first CT scan A neurologic appointment can cost between $5,000 and $10,000.
If that’s a lot, consider a neurology clinic instead.
If your GP doesn’t have an appointment in the next two weeks, you can call the Neurology Council of Victoria’s free online CT scanner guide.
Callers will get a referral to a private neurologist in your area, and you can make an appointment.
If a neurologists appointment is not convenient for you, consider getting your first neurological scan from another neurologist.
Call the Victoria Brain Tissue Registry at 1800 556 001 to get started.
This is an automated process.
If an MRI is available, the first scan is usually between $30 and $40.
You should have at least one CT scan in your first 12 months.
But if your GP hasn’t had time to get the scans, you may be able to get scans in the future if you pay for them yourself.
You may be given a referral if you get a neurologised CT scan within the next year.
A neurology scan costs about $10 and it usually takes up to five to 10 minutes.
However, there are cases where scans take longer.
It can be worth getting scans if: you need a specialist CT scan for a condition that’s not treatable or if you’re having seizures