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Old 04-16-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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What is the difference between a MRI and a CT scan?

Is a MRI and CT scan done by the same machine or is it different?

 
Old 04-16-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: What is the difference between a MRI and a CT scan?

They're 2 different types of equipment and provide 2 different results (views) sorry, I
don't know all the technical terminology I'm sure someone else here will know.

 
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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Re: What is the difference between a MRI and a CT scan?

I think with a ct they use dye to see better and an mri they do not.
A ct at times is better because of the dye, but not positive.
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Re: What is the difference between a MRI and a CT scan?

The way i understand it an MRI is better for soft tissue views. And a CT is better for bone structure.


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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.

 
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