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does a ct scan show ms lesions?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But MRI is more sensitive than ct for early detection of the lesions. Multiple scelerosis is one of the demyelinating diseases. Cervical spine region is one of the earliest area where the disease lesions are localized by MRI nicely. Hence for the initial diagnosis of ms it is always good to order MRI cervical spine in addn. To MRI brain. Once the dz is established plaques(scelerosis)appear in ct.
Answered on Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience Radiology
See answer: While a ct scan of the brain may show abnormalities consistent with multiple sclerosis, an MRI with gadolinium contrast is the preferred method of diagnostic evaluation.
Answered on Jul 24, 2017
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
On occasion: But not the best images for MS. MRI is the gold standard, NOT the CAT scan.
Answered on Oct 22, 2019
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MS on MRI: MRI is a much better test to look for signs of MS. A negative CT would not necessarily be the end of the story.
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Dr. Shashank Jain
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Imaging: as per the diagnostic criterion imaging evidence is required. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagnostic_criteria_for_MS#McDonald_criteria
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