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Non contrast CT scan show growing brain tumor, what is wrong?

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in 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). Mri takes a much better look at the brain than does ct.
Answered on Jan 14, 2020
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