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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No worry: Very unlikely you would have a brain tumor, and not have it show up on the tests you mention. Very unlikely it would develop since then.
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Dr. Eric Goodman
26 years experience Radiology
No worries: There is an extremely small chance of a tumor in the brain not seen on either MRI or ct.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Laack
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Brain tumors aren't easily categorized into benign or malignant: Although the most aggressive type of brain tumor, glioblastoma, would likely be causing severe symptoms by now, there are other types of brain tumors ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes/No: A ct scan has the advantage of being fast (and cheap from the insurance companies standpoint) and gives a good enough resolution as a screening test. ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends : On symptoms. Ct head good to do first. Then MRI with and or without contrast as indicated. See radiologyinfo.Org. Each test meets acr appropriateness ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Reason for asking?: First, hospitals aren't hotels. You're a patient, not a guest. Most choices aren't yours to make. Second, why would "they" "wanna" check for a brain t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Rarely caused by...: Your condition is called phantosmia. While brain tumors can cause it, that's an unusual cause. I advise having neurologist re-evaluate. I'm unaware o ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No, : No, unfortunately a ct scan performed to evaluate the sinuses generally cannot be used to evaluate the brain for tumor. There are two reasons for this ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Based : Based on the symptoms you are describing, it is extremely unlikely that the previous ct scan missed a brain tumor. Occasionally a ct scan can miss a b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Clarify question: I am sure what is your question or concern at this time.Can you clarify your concern or question.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Rare: Many ct scans of the head can theoretically cause brain cancer several years later. See radiology physicist at your hospital to calculate your dose an ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
MRI: Mri with and without contrast is more sensitive for detecting tumors that ct is.

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