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Can ct scan miss lung cancer ? can an mri find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? both without contrast

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It depends: Lung cancer shows up in the lungs in nearly all cases but sometime sit can be occult(too small to be easily visible). But 95% of the time a ct scan of the chest(lungs) will show it up easily.

Answered 12/25/2017

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Both: Yes. And yes. However, since mris are very hard to obtain of the lungs due to lung movement, ct scans are much more useful and diagnosing lung cancer.

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