A 23-year-old male asked:
which has less side effects on body especially brain, ct scan or mri?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Accurso answered
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
Dr. Kamran Janjua answered
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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