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I have had a sinus infection for the past three months doctor had me do a ct sinus question can it detect cancer or would an mri need to be done?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Imaging studies: CT and MRI do not detect cancers. They can only suggest the potential for a lesion to be malignant (cancerous), but examination of tissue is the means by which such diagnoses are established.

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

CT is usually fine: For detecting any sinus pathology.

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