3 doctors weighed in:

Can a CT scan miss a brain tumor?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

I have seen this happen occasionally when brain tumors occur in the back part of the brain (posterior fossa) where the ct scan can be distorted by the bones.
It is rare, however.

In brief: Yes!

I have seen this happen occasionally when brain tumors occur in the back part of the brain (posterior fossa) where the ct scan can be distorted by the bones.
It is rare, however.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Thank
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology

In brief: Yes

Especially if done without contrast.
Mri with contrast is the superior mode of detection.

In brief: Yes

Especially if done without contrast.
Mri with contrast is the superior mode of detection.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors