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can a cat scan show inflammation in the brain?

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Yes, : Ct scan or MRI without or with contrast will basically discover everything lurking in the brain.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
If done with: With contrast , it can show inflammation . However , MRI might be the best for this purpose.
Answered on May 17, 2015

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