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Can a CT scan miss a pituitary tumor?
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Can a CT scan miss a pituitary tumor?

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I had a CT scan done at the emergency room this morning, It came back normal. I want to know if it is possible to miss a pitutary tumor on a CT scan. I have abnormal hormone levels, no period for 6 months, blurred vision and a smashing headache.  I feel 'Drunk like' all the time.   Should I push for a MRI? Are they better at detected tumors?
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CT scan is very insensitive to detection of pituitary tumours, if a sellar tumour is suspected and hormonal levels are deranged for example raised prolactin,ideal to be done is Contrast enhanced dynamic MRI.
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they missed mine for three years  5 cat scans emeregency room  get a mri at the best mri machine in the united states las vegas nevada nevada image on rainbow dr orrison hes the best found mine 4 years ago dr h shaheinen skull base instuite did my surgery they just found another tumor yesterday  2 weeks ago the er did cat said everthing was ok gave lots of drugs sent me on my way pumped full of narcotics  the ers are just large pharmacys dont expect to get any answer from them  just drugs
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