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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can a cat scan show inflammation in the brain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
Yes, : Ct scan or MRI without or with contrast will basically discover everything lurking in the brain.
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
If done with: With contrast , it can show inflammation . However , MRI might be the best for this purpose.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a cat scan of the brain used for?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Fast brain study: Cat scanning is used often to check for acute brain problems such as tumors, bleeding, skull fractures, sinus infections, looking for larger obvious pathology to make a rapid determination of the need for immediate intervention, and provides better views of bone and sinuses than MRI (which is better to see strokes or ms lesions).
Last updated Jan 29, 2022

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