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Pars defect showed up on X-ray but "not comfirmed" on mri; which is more accurate?

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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Pars defect

A new pars defect is very easy to see in an MRI because of the surrounding edema.
An old pars defect my be easier to see in a cat scan because of sclerosis and other factors.

In brief: Pars defect

A new pars defect is very easy to see in an MRI because of the surrounding edema.
An old pars defect my be easier to see in a cat scan because of sclerosis and other factors.
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: CT

Plain films show bone anatomy better than an MRI.
A CT is the best study for evaluating a pars defect. Check out Spine-health.com (spondylolisthesis).

In brief: CT

Plain films show bone anatomy better than an MRI.
A CT is the best study for evaluating a pars defect. Check out Spine-health.com (spondylolisthesis).
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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