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Prompt diagnosis reduces mortality and improves the outcomes. It is important that doctors carry out various investigations to establish the correct diagnosis.
Neuroimaging is imaging of the brain. There are various types of brain imaging (scans) that can be used to help diagnose encephalitis.
This animation describes the journey of a sample (blood and/cerebrospinal fluid) which helps confirm a diagnosis of infectious encephalitis from the point of collecting the sample from the patient to analysing the results by the treating physician.