Can MRI with contrast miss brain tumor?

Best test. An MRI with contrast is the best test to detect a brain tumor. If the MRI did not detect a brain tumor then it is likely either too small to see or there is no brain tumor.

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Could a brain tumor be missed on an MRI with contrast I hade 8 months ago?

Any symptoms? Do you have any symptoms? Any test can have false negative results. Unneeded tests can produce false positive results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Would a Brain MRI W/O Contrast & a CT Scan with and W/O Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

MRI. A MRI with contrast is sufficient to detect evidence of a brain tumor. If there is any question as to whether a brain tumor is present or not, one can opt to repeat the MRI of the brain with contrast three months after the last MRI brain was obtained. . Read more...
A brain MRI. With contrast would provide the highest sensitivity for detection of a brain tumor, but considering the negative noncontrast MRI and negative CT with/without contrast, there is a very low likelihood of a brain tumor, and a MRI with contrast would probably only be necessary if there is a high clinical suspicion. Read more...

Would a Brain MRI without Contrast & a CT Scan with and without Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

No symptomatic tumor. It is a pretty safe bet that MRI together with contrast CT can exclude a symptomatic tumor (mass) in the head. That does not mean all causes of headache or neurologic complaint are seen. Only your practitioner can give more advice to "put your mind at ease" and further direct your diagnostic journey. Read more...

Could an MRI miss things such as a brain tumor, or brain cancer?

Possible, but unlike. Sure.....If it were very small - ie smaller than the slice thickness of the scans....But most brain tumors would show up on an mri...So not very likely. Read more...

I just wanted to know can MRI miss things such as a brain tumor, or brain cancer?

Unlikely. Always possible, but very low probability. Currently, MRI is the most sensitive imaging test of the head (particularly in the brain) in routine clinical practice. PET scans are another imaging modality that an oncologist can decide to perform if there is a high index of suspicion even after the negative MRI in some individualized cases. Read more...

I just wanted to know can MRI and a CT miss a brain tumor somehow?

Only if very small. If a tumor is very small, it is possible to miss. A CT or MRI with contrast can be helpful. Read more...

How can MRI on brain miss a brain tumor when two eye docs, 2 neruo, and 2neruosurgeon all say can't see tumor but there could be one starting and now have one avm in oct last year and one this June.

MRI scans. To see a tumor or AVM with MRI depends on many factors, including the size, shape, location, enhancement and secondary signs such as edema and changes in normal anatomy. A very small tumor in the right location can be easily seen, but even larger tumors cannot be seen until they change the anatomy of the rest of the brain or enhance. And very small tumors at times are not seen. Same for AVM. Read more...
No one. can stay completely still during an MRI. Movement artifact often masks very small findings. Some tyhings that can cause big problems are very very small and not on the "slices" of data imaged. If your symptoms are consistent with a tumor and all of the doctors treating you agree, then the real person overrules the imaging study. Read more...