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Should i get CT scan for bump on 4th bone of foot that caused pain & swelling? Had mri- inflammation. Cause of that? My doc-yes, insurance-no.

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Dr. David Dang
Radiology

In brief: Hard to say

It's hard to say.
A foot xray may be able to show presence of fracture or bone formation around the nodule. Not sure if a foot ct would add additional information without knowing the exact findings on mri. Swelling and pain can be from arthritis, infection or trauma. A tumor is possible but less common.

In brief: Hard to say

It's hard to say.
A foot xray may be able to show presence of fracture or bone formation around the nodule. Not sure if a foot ct would add additional information without knowing the exact findings on mri. Swelling and pain can be from arthritis, infection or trauma. A tumor is possible but less common.
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Dr. Douglas Beall
Radiology

In brief: Yes

It will tell the difference between a fracture and an inflammatory etiology of another cause.

In brief: Yes

It will tell the difference between a fracture and an inflammatory etiology of another cause.
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