A 23-year-old male asked:
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which has less side effects on body especially brain, ct scan or mri?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ray machine, taking images from multiple directions to make a picture. Contrast agents, usually injected into a vein as part of both MRI and ct, have risks as well, however they are very low, well known and easily avoided or managed.
Answered on Aug 1, 2019
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Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Read more here: Please see these two articles for a more in-depth differentiation of the two: mri: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri-scan.Html ct: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan.Html.
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
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