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How many years it takes for a head CT with and without contrast to find a tiny brain tumor?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: MRI
More sensitive. Can find lesions earlier.

In brief: MRI
More sensitive. Can find lesions earlier.
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of tumor and it's location- it also depends on size of the tumor. If the tumor enhances when you add contrast, it's easier to see after it grows to just a few millimeters.
Some tumors which grow slowly are undetected because no one does a scan- but the scan would have shown it if one was done.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of tumor and it's location- it also depends on size of the tumor. If the tumor enhances when you add contrast, it's easier to see after it grows to just a few millimeters.
Some tumors which grow slowly are undetected because no one does a scan- but the scan would have shown it if one was done.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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