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A 28-year-old male asked:

What does a ct without contrast of the brain show?

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Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
CT brain: One of the most common reasons to order CT brain without contrast is to rule out a cerebral hemorrhage - new blood shows up better, and can be obscured with contrast. Structures and any abnormalities such as lesions can still show up quite well without contrast, especially with newer CT imaging. Hope that helps!

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What does a CT scan of the brain without contrast show?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Some things: CT scan of brain without contrast shows basic anatomy of brain, gray white matter differentiation, ventricles, and physiologic calcifications.Ventricles enlarged/ hydrocephalus, mass effect with displacement of normal structures, some bleeding,abnormal calcifications in tumors or old subdural hematomas, fractures.CT with contrast adds enhancement of certain lesions not seen,hyper/hypo vascular.
Last updated Oct 17, 2018

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