Hsinlin Thomas Cheng, MD, PhD

Hsinlin Thomas Cheng, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Headache and Neuropathic Pain Unit in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He specializes in both adult Neurology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Cheng treats patients suffering from headache and other neuropathic pain syndromes.

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Your headaches are getting worse. Do you need an imaging test?

Headaches have many possible causes, and proper management requires accurate diagnosis. Someone with increasingly severe headaches would want to have a brain imaging test to determine the underlying causes, but such tests are more effective in certain situations than others.