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can ct scan detect brain tumor

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can.
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Brain tumor: Some kinds of tumors are better diagnosed by ct and some by mri. Are you having issues with headaches, etc? You should see a doctor if you have any sy ... Read More

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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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: If done without contrast, it could be missed. If the tumor is in the posterior fossa (back of brain or brainstem) could be missed. With a ct scan, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Need more evaluation: It is very difficult to diagnose a brain tumor on a non-contrast ct scan. I would recommend getting a brain MRI with contrast (called gadolinium). M ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience Neurology
No: Mri of the brain with gadolinium [contrst medium] may need to be performed... Before ruling out that you do not have brain tumor...
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many: Many types of brain tumors do not show up on ct scans, especially if it was done without IV contrast because they can look the same as normal brain ti ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Johns Hopkins site: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/brain_tumor/diagnosis/how-to-diagnose-brain-tumors.html and here's a nice sca ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: It all depends on what kind of tumor was identified over two yrs ago. New symptoms strongly suggest that you need new studies. You should consult your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Brain tumor: It is possible but is very unlikely. Specially if the symptoms you have now are the same you had 2 1/2 years ago. Discuss your symptoms with your doc ... Read More
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