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would swelling of brain tissues from brain tumor be shown on a non contrast ct scan?

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
34 years experience Neurosurgery
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.
Answered on Oct 22, 2019
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