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can a ct scan pick up an acoustic neuroma

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Often: Both ct and MRI can reveal an acoustic neuroma. Mri is generally more sensitive and may show the tumor earlier.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Ask ordering Doc: CT shows bone detail much better than MRI, so they are complementary modalities. The MRI results must be interpreted between your doc and the radiolog ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: It may, especially for worms depending on the size and if it's in its cystic form. Other times, it is picked up indirectly by the way the image enhanc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Ct scans are routinely used to assist in the evaluation of possible appendicitis.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Possibly.: The tops of the lungs might have been included on the scan, in which case a pancoast tumor could be visualized.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acoustic neuroma dx: MRI with gadolinium is the imaging test of choice (Gold Standard) for diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma, a tumor of the 8th cranial nerve.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: CT is a valuable tool in detecting intracranial abnormalities, and is superior to MRI in depicting some things, but across the board MRI is more sensi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes. Ct angiogram scan is the best imaging modality to diagnose an abdominal aneurysm and to measure it's size.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Only at certain time: Bulky lesions in the retroperitoneum or masses growing off the bowel are frequently visualized. The same holds true for metastatic lesions to liver a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Quite a Lot: MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections. It seems you are u ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Usually CT alone will show brain aneurysm. MRI without contast is added if CT is negative but suspicion is high for aneurysm. Though MRA visualizes b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Below the level of detection and ct's are done in slices..Could be missed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Complicated: I'll try to keep it simple: an xray is an image fromed when xray beams pass through the body from one direction creating the image at the detector on ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: An MRI of the posterior fossa and internal auditory canals with and without contrast (gadolinium) can easily detect the majority of worrisome acoustic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: if they know beforehand to look for it then they can narrow the scan to that area but overall they should be able to see it but a reminder beforehand ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Strange: Usually an MRI is more sensitive (better) at detecting rumors than CT. Did the radiologist who read the MRI have access to the CT and its report? It i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasites: Ct scans detect changes in the brain substance that are produced by a variety of diseases. Sometimes the findings may suggest one illness over anothe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Unless it is very large, it may not show up on a plain ct. A ct angiogram is more sensitive.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Iflammation, sarcoid and of course cancer will show up on a pet/ct.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, MRI is a great: Spinal tumors are best visualized with a MRI of the spine. But you must have some reasons/symptoms to suspect that you might have a tumor in that are ... Read More
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