Monday, October 12, 2009

For liver issues, which is better for finding out, MRI or CAT Scan?

For discovering issues with the gall bladder or liver, which option would be better, a CAT scan or MRI and why? With or without contrast dye?Bloods tests show nothing, ultrasound nothing.pain right below sternum, and RUQ. Willing to pay for a good technique to find it.Any thoughts?
Not an expert - but after researching this topic it looks like MRI can provide better images in some cases. dye used in MRI scan has less chance of side-effects than a CAT scan: disadvantage of CAT scans is the radiation exposure ( namely x-ray radiation ).Note that you can't have an MRI if you have any metal hardware in you - you will get screen for that.
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