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Is it possible that an MRI with contrast could miss a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes

If the tumor is very small it could be missed on mri.

In brief: Yes

If the tumor is very small it could be missed on mri.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Who is looking?

Mri is a picture.
It is like taking a picture of your car engine. Are the parts all there? Do they work well? Are there some extra pieces or growths or abnormal flow? The picture must be looked at by a competent and appropriate expert. Even then they may miss something unless they are prompted to look carefully - or it is too small or not in the picture that was taken.

In brief: Who is looking?

Mri is a picture.
It is like taking a picture of your car engine. Are the parts all there? Do they work well? Are there some extra pieces or growths or abnormal flow? The picture must be looked at by a competent and appropriate expert. Even then they may miss something unless they are prompted to look carefully - or it is too small or not in the picture that was taken.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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