How is a cerebral cavernous hemangioma diagnosed?
Cavernous malformations are diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A special type of scan, called susceptibility weighted imaging, is a more sensitive type of MRI. It detects the tiniest cavernous hemangiomas as well as remnants of prior bleeds or swelling around the lesion. This information helps give your healthcare team some idea about the risk for future complications.