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Ct scan with contrast vs mri

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brenda Sabrina Salgado Granados
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Cancer: Hello. It depends on the kind of tissue what type of study is more specific (for example: "soft tissue" or small tumors is preferred MRI, for bones X-... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Why worry: In answer to your question, i don't believe an MRI has any advantage over ct for pancreas lesions. You've had a normal u/s and a normal ct, so why ar... Read More
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 46 years experience
Similar: Many articles in the medical littérature shows that ct scan and MRI are very similar in their ability to detect pancreatic cancer. For any particular... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Why worried?: Why are you worried? Do you have symptoms or abnormal labs? If the ct was normal and used a specific pancreas protocol, then an MRI of the pan cre... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and CEA can alert ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Both can be used to diagnose brain aneurysms. If you are worried or have a strong family history then have it done.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
Radiology 15 years experience
Not same: Mri contast gadolinium does not contain iodine while ct contrast contains iodine. An allergic reaction to ct contrast does not mean that you will hav... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
MRI in non urgent st: Asymptomatic diverticulosis is commonly seen on imaging studies. However, diagnostic imaging performed specifically for div. disease is essentially l... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Small intracranial lesions will not always show up on an MRI without contrast. If both tests have your physician saying "nothing to worry about", and ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: There is nothing in mentioned tests to suggest an aneurysm. Health related anxiety appears likely that you may further address with your doc.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
Radiology 15 years experience
Not same: Mri contast gadolinium does not contain iodine while ct contrast contains iodine. An allergic reaction to ct contrast does not mean that you will hav... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Unfortunately endometriosis cannot be detected with an MRI or ct scan. If your symptoms are suspicious for endometriosis, you should discuss a laparos... Read More
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