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Can pituitary tumour be seen on CT scan?

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In brief: maybe

A large pituitary tumor, or macroadenoma, may be large enough to be visible on ct, but a small pituuitary tumor, or microadenoma, will probably not be visible.
An MRI (without and with contrast) of the pituitary is the preferred method to evaluate this structure.

In brief: maybe

A large pituitary tumor, or macroadenoma, may be large enough to be visible on ct, but a small pituuitary tumor, or microadenoma, will probably not be visible.
An MRI (without and with contrast) of the pituitary is the preferred method to evaluate this structure.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it can

Ct scans of head/brain are usually pretty reliable in demonstrating pituitary tumors providing they are large enough.
Mri of brain is probably more reliable, especially for small tumors.

In brief: Yes it can

Ct scans of head/brain are usually pretty reliable in demonstrating pituitary tumors providing they are large enough.
Mri of brain is probably more reliable, especially for small tumors.
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