Re: What is the difference between a MRI and a CT scan?
Rob is right
this post made me curious, see if this explains it a little better for all of us:
CT scan (computerized axial tomographic scan) uses X-ray, whereas MRI
(magnetic resonance imaging) uses strong magnetic fields. MRI essentially
focuses on water concentration throughout various tissues of the body. CT
scan uses a rotating X-ray, rather than the common stationary emission.
CT, in general, is more appropriate for dense or solid bodies, such as bone
and ligament. MRI is more appropriate for soft tissues and determining how
well various organs are functioning.