Brain Diagrams

Looking for a brain diagram you can use as a resource? Click here for a free template and suggestions on how to use it!

By Patricia Buenaventura on May 15, 2024.

Fact Checked by Nate Lacson.

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What is a Brain Diagram?

All practitioners who have gone through medical and nursing school are undoubtedly familiar with a brain diagram. However, for a refresher, a is an illustration wherein practitioners can know more about the brain structure and the names and corresponding locations of the different parts of the brain.

The appearance of a brain diagram can vary depending on its source or purpose. Diagrams may depict the brain from a top or side view, emphasizing its external or internal parts. The level of detail can be tailored to the practitioner's specific requirements, ranging from a general overview to a more intricate representation.

Brain diagrams are helpful mostly to students. And though that is true, it can also be helpful to medical professionals. Plus, there’s no harm in having one on hand when one needs to review the structure or when a patient requests an explanation of a diagnosis or condition.

We prepared a brain diagram complete with an illustration of the brain and the corresponding labels for each part. Aside from that, we’ve also included a dedicated space for any notes you may have for yourself or your patient.

Keep reading for instructions on how to access and download a copy.

Printable Brain Diagram

Download this Brain Diagram and have a useful resource on hand.

How does it work?

Step One. Download the Template

Access and download our printable brain diagram template by either:

  • Clicking the “Use Template” or “Download Template” button above
  • Searching the “Brain Diagram” in Carepatron’s template library on our app or website

Step Two. Use the Resource

Once you have a copy, you can use the resource in any way. For ideas on how and when to use this template, proceed to the “When would you use this Template?” section below. 

Step Three (Optional). Write Down Notes

Since we’ve provided a space at the bottom of the page, if you find it helpful, you’re free to write down notes you may have helpful to you, fellow practitioners, or even the patient’s family. 

Brain Diagrams Example (sample)

Here’s our example of a brain diagrams PDF template that doubled as a document for practitioner’s notes on a fictional client with hippocampal atrophy. You may use this example as a reference or for education purposes. 

Grab a copy of our sample template for offline use by clicking the sample below or the “Download Example PDF” button above.

Download this Brain Diagram Example:

Brain Diagrams Example (sample)

When would you use this Template?

There are many ways you can use a brain diagram. 

To review 

You can use the diagram as a resource to review the different parts of the brain whenever you need to analyze results obtained from an MRI, CT scan, and PET scan, when you need to attach electrodes to a patient’s skull to analyze brain activity, etc., or when you’re conducting brain surgery. 

To explain 

It can also be used as a resource to explain to the patient their diagnosis/condition, why they’re taking a particular medication, why they have to undergo a particular surgery, or which part of the brain the neurosurgeon will touch or operate on. 

To document/write down notes

Furthermore, if you want to make the most out of the template, you can use it as a document to write notes/findings/observations or attach results to tests. 


Easy to Use 

Our free brain diagram template is easy to use because there are only the needed basics: illustrations of the brain with its corresponding labels and a space at the bottom for any type of notes you want to write. 


The brain diagram template wasn’t created for a specific medical practitioner, making it versatile and helpful to medical professionals of any specialty. 

Improves Monitoring Process

It is important for us to continually refresh our knowledge and understanding in order to effectively apply that information. Additionally, there is no harm in seeking guidance to ensure accuracy and minimize risk. 

Fully Digital and Accessible

Since our template is entirely digital, you can access it on any device you have on hand. In addition, you can add notes and store your completed document right on Carepatron. 

Who uses the Brain Diagram?
Who uses the Brain Diagram?

Commonly asked questions

Who uses the Brain Diagram?

Medical practitioners of any specialty can utilize the brain diagram to their advantage. However, neurologists and neurosurgeons are more likely to use it.

When do you use the Brain Diagram?

It’s up to you how you will use the brain diagram. But among the few suggestions are when you need refreshers before analyzing tests results of brain scans or when explaining to a patient and their family member their diagnosis/condition. 

How is the Brain Diagram used?

The main ways to use the brain diagram are as a resource for reviewing and educating or taking down notes/observations.

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