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What happens during a chest MRI or ct?
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In brief: Noninvasive exam
A chest ct is very quick.
You are passed through a doughnut shaped machine. They may give you a fluid (contrast dye) through a vein but many chest ct exams are done without dye. Mri takes more time and the machine is tube like in nature. They may also give you a fluid into the vein. Both are not painful without any recovery. Can be done in hospital or radiology practice office.

In brief: Noninvasive exam
A chest ct is very quick.
You are passed through a doughnut shaped machine. They may give you a fluid (contrast dye) through a vein but many chest ct exams are done without dye. Mri takes more time and the machine is tube like in nature. They may also give you a fluid into the vein. Both are not painful without any recovery. Can be done in hospital or radiology practice office.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Computerized section
Both MRI and ct mean getting sections of your body with the aid of computer. Only difference is in "how".
Ct uses x-rays and MRI uses radiowaves in a magnetic field. You lay still inside a machine which lookd like a short tunnel (gantry) and these enregies (x-rays or radiowaves) go through your body and records the density of your tissue. The computer analyzes the density and display image.

In brief: Computerized section
Both MRI and ct mean getting sections of your body with the aid of computer. Only difference is in "how".
Ct uses x-rays and MRI uses radiowaves in a magnetic field. You lay still inside a machine which lookd like a short tunnel (gantry) and these enregies (x-rays or radiowaves) go through your body and records the density of your tissue. The computer analyzes the density and display image.
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