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Can CT scans detect brain aneurysms?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
They can.: Large ones, particularly if calcified, can be seen on regular ct scans of the brain (with or without contrast dye). A ct angiogram of the brain provides contrast dye and a special imaging technique that allows for the detection of smaller aneurysms (<5mm).
Answered on Jun 3, 2013

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