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A 26-year-old female asked:

if mri brain lesion was a tumor would they have known by mri images?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes: MRI has the ability of seeing lesions that are as small as 1 mm. in diameter. That is literally "pinpoint" in size so unless the tumor were smaller than that then, MRI would be expected to pick up something abnormal on some sequence of scans. Also, if looking for a solid mass lesion an MRI with gadolinium contrast injected is more sensitive than uncontrasted. Was that done?

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Last updated Nov 30, 2020

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