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Can you see brain aneurysms on a CT scan??

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Dr. Amrit Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

if you do ct with dye

In brief: Yes

if you do ct with dye
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Dr. Jin Park
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

head ct without iv contrast will not show the arteries supplying your brain very well.
So it may be easy to miss a small aneurysm. A CT angiogram with iv contrast will show the arteries in better detail and will accurately show even very small aneurysms. If the aneurysm should rupture a regular head ct without contrast will show the abnormal bleeding. Hope this helps.

In brief: Yes and no

head ct without iv contrast will not show the arteries supplying your brain very well.
So it may be easy to miss a small aneurysm. A CT angiogram with iv contrast will show the arteries in better detail and will accurately show even very small aneurysms. If the aneurysm should rupture a regular head ct without contrast will show the abnormal bleeding. Hope this helps.
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