A 22-year-old male asked:
can a ct scan of the head without contrast dye detect brain aneurysms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Diane Minich answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Usually need: Contrast to get good visualization of an aneurysm.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov answered
18 years experience Neurology
Yes: While plain ct scan is not the best test for aneurysm, large aneurysms can potentially be spotted. Mri is a better test, especially when blood vessels are looked at as well.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
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