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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.

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Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Yoo
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Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
If you had studies without contrast, you need one with contrast.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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