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Can CT scan miss lung cancer ? Can an MRI find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? Both without contrast

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Yes. And yes. However, since mris are very hard to obtain of the lungs due to lung movement, ct scans are much more useful and diagnosing lung cancer.

In brief: Both

Yes. And yes. However, since mris are very hard to obtain of the lungs due to lung movement, ct scans are much more useful and diagnosing lung cancer.
Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Lung cancer shows up in the lungs in nearly all cases but sometime sit can be occult(too small to be easily visible).
But 95% of the time a ct scan of the chest(lungs) will show it up easily.

In brief: It depends

Lung cancer shows up in the lungs in nearly all cases but sometime sit can be occult(too small to be easily visible).
But 95% of the time a ct scan of the chest(lungs) will show it up easily.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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