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What would an MRI of my head show that a Sinus CT Scan and a Maxiofacial CT Scan didnt?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Quite a Lot

MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections.
It seems you are undergoing a lot of tests, but without a clear diagnosis you can not be certain of the correct treatment. Ask your physician to explain the different treatments these tests will suggest. Tests are not useful, solely, because you have symptoms.

In brief: Quite a Lot

MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections.
It seems you are undergoing a lot of tests, but without a clear diagnosis you can not be certain of the correct treatment. Ask your physician to explain the different treatments these tests will suggest. Tests are not useful, solely, because you have symptoms.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Brain etc...

Sinus and Facial Ct do not necessarily image the brain and other intracranial structures.
The MRI will image the entire brain, brain stem, and other structures not included on the sinus or facial CTs.

In brief: Brain etc...

Sinus and Facial Ct do not necessarily image the brain and other intracranial structures.
The MRI will image the entire brain, brain stem, and other structures not included on the sinus or facial CTs.
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