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A 34-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how fast do brain tumors develope - and show up on mri?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
MRI is reliable: Brain tumor can be easily seen on a MRI of the brain. Like many cancers, these tumors evolve slowly, possibly over a period of many years, yet it is hard to pin down exact time frames.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does getting an MRI reveal brain tumors?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: An MRI of the brain should reveal a brain tumor.
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Is an open MRI suitable for finding brain tumors?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Should be good: Open scanners have increased in popularity, they produce inferior scan quality because they operate at lower magnetic fields than closed scanners. However, newer 1.5 tesla open systems have become available, providing much better image quality than previous lower field strength open models.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

I'm having an MRA due to various symptoms. I'm curious if MRA can show brain tumors, or if only MRI will do that?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The MRA: will show tumors if they are VASCULAR (contain blood vessels) and is not as valuable in the detection of tumors as the MRI Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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