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would a ct scan show an aneurysm?

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Depends: A ct scan would usually show an aneurysm, but it depends where. If you are looking for an abdominal aortic aneurysm , a non contrast ct is adequate. If you are looking for an intracranial aneurysm, a ct angiogram with IV contrast or an mra would be indicated.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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