My doctor called me today to give me the results for my MRI. She stated that there was a shadow in my sinus cavity, and she wanted to do a CT Scan to rule out a tumor. I had the MRI with contrast. I thought that a MRI gave better results than a CT Scan. Should I be really concerned that it is a Tumor?
MRI is meant for soft tissues like the brain. For sinuses, where we have to see wafer-thin bony walls and to evaluate bone-soft tissue interphase, CT is better. And if there is any bone destruction, CT will reveal it much better than MRI.
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