Toxic Brain Injury

On scans toxicity shows up as scalloping, bumpy or irregular appearance

Toxicity/Scalloping Causes

  • Drug (prescription or illicit) or alcohol abuse/exposure
  • Environmental toxic exposure (paint fumes, solvents, excessive pollution, etc)
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Brain infection

Toxicity/Scalloping Symptoms (depends on system affected)

  • Cognitive problems (attention and memory)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability

Toxicity or scalloping is often seen on scans and may be due to a number of causes, such as substance abuse, environmental toxins, oxygen deprivation, infections, etc. When toxicity is present it is critical to eliminate the offending agent and work to regain the best brain health possible.