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Would an MRI withOUT contrast on the brain and neck reveal if lymph nodes in neck are cancerous? Also, would it reveal common brain abnormalities?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: MRI brain & neck

Without IV contrast would reveal common brain lesions, and depends on what's the ordering physician is looking for. As for the lymph nodes it would show better resolution than other modalities such as CT, but definitive diagnosis necessitates tissue diagnosis, either a biopsy or fine needle aspiration, good luck

In brief: MRI brain & neck

Without IV contrast would reveal common brain lesions, and depends on what's the ordering physician is looking for. As for the lymph nodes it would show better resolution than other modalities such as CT, but definitive diagnosis necessitates tissue diagnosis, either a biopsy or fine needle aspiration, good luck
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