A 36-year-old female asked:
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if a brain tumor is causing symptoms, would the ct scan without contrast show swelling or shift in the brain?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes: Yes
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Yes: It is possible to see brain swelling from tumor on non contrast CT. FYI there are better modalities to test for this such as MRI.
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