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What could you see in a CT scan of the cervical spine that you could not see in an MRI?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: More bony detail

CT scans are often used to delineate bony anatomy in more detail than plain X-rays ; esp w/ 3D reconstruction.
bony C- spine abnormalities and C spine fractures are better than MRI for this.Disc and nerve imponfenent, cysts etc . are better seen by MRI. Best of Luck!

In brief: More bony detail

CT scans are often used to delineate bony anatomy in more detail than plain X-rays ; esp w/ 3D reconstruction.
bony C- spine abnormalities and C spine fractures are better than MRI for this.Disc and nerve imponfenent, cysts etc . are better seen by MRI. Best of Luck!
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