Does a CAT scan detet aballoned artery in yor brain or is a MRI bette for that, becaue I have een having pain n the left side of my head all the way down to my neck. I have een to the ER n thy gave me a CAT scan but said thy couldn't do an MRI
A dilated blood vessel can be seen on contrast enhanced CT scan. Contrast is a dye injected into the body. This dye accumulates in the brain blood vessels and can be seen on the CT scan. An MRI is a better imaging technique. MRA 9Magnetic resonance Angiography) is still better.
Have you considered or ruled out migraine ? Do you have nausea and any other problems ?
They didn't put any die into my body they just did a reagular ct scan. Would they be able to notice a dilated blood vessel on that? I just want to find out what is wrong with me and I know 11 days to see a nerurologist may not seem very long but it is when I can't function very well while I'm feeling like this . I can't even concentrate on my homework besides the fact I'm haveing problems dealing with my children. And the meds they put me on make me more irritable. I just feel like a pinpong ball, being bounced in every direction so its not their problem.
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