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can a small brain aneurysm show up on a mri with contrast? (i didn't get an mra)

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Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Usually CT alone will show brain aneurysm. MRI without contast is added if CT is negative but suspicion is high for aneurysm. Though MRA visualizes blood vessels it is not the diagnostic test of choice for cerebral aneurysm.
Answered on Mar 5, 2020

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