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Can optic nerve be seen on ct?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Optic nerve can be seen on ct, especially with contrast. Depending on the space between the imaging sections, one may see only part of the optic nerve. Mri can be a better imaging study of the nerve, which is soft tissue. Ct is better for examining bony structures.
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: Mri is a better exam.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes.: The optic nerve can also be visualized using MRI which better shows certain types of diseases.

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