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CT vs MRI

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dcharles1234's version from 2016-09-03 18:32

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What are CT's mainly used to see?Active bleeds
What are MRI's mainly used to see?Infarcts (clots that have destroyed brain tissue)
Are CT's higher or lower resolution than MRI's?Lower
What imaging is better for patients with implantable metal devices?CT, since they don't use magnetic resonance
What imaging is best for someone with a contrast allergy?MRI
Why are CT's good for trauma and emergency workups?Rapid; takes less than a second to get image
Do CTs accommodate obese and clostrophobic individuals well?Yes
What 2 substances are the most dense on CT?Blood & calcium
What substance appears black on CT?Air
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