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what does an mri of the brain show that a ct scan doesn t

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Enhancement: Contrast helps the MRI study by determining if there is any abnormal contrast accumulation called "enhancement". Enhancement can occur in the presence ... Read More
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Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
MRI/Contrast: Mri of the brain demonstrates very detailed pictures of the brain. Under certain conditions, such as tumors or recent stroke or infection, contrast wi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Although benign etiology like hemangioma is possible, however, due to your history of breast cancer 2-3 years ago- i think an MRI of the liver should ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
13 years experience Neurology
Both can be useful: A ct scan uses ionizing radiation to get a picture of the brain tructures, and it is good for seeing blood, calcium and major abnormalities. An MRI u ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tissue views: While CT scans show bone (fractures) better than MRI, the newer technologies with MRI will show tissues ( think stroke, multiple sclerosis, small tum ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not necessary : It is not necessary to undergo a CT. Of course it would depend on why you had the MRI in the first place. Most of these findings that are called nonsp ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI: A MRI with contrast is sufficient to detect evidence of a brain tumor. If there is any question as to whether a brain tumor is present or not, one can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
No symptomatic tumor: It is a pretty safe bet that MRI together with contrast CT can exclude a symptomatic tumor (mass) in the head. That does not mean all causes of head ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Phillips
26 years experience Neurology
Bright stuff !!: A ct of the brain is really good at visualizing highly calcified objects (think x-rays) such as bone. Blood can be visualized in areas where it shoul ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with Doctors: We can not comment on the results of the MRI and CAT SCAN.We don't know why the tests were ordered and what does the spot mean and it's location and i ... Read More

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