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Hello, I have been experiencing significant chest pain and other various symptoms for the past year and a half, I am scheduled to get a CT scan of my chest this week but am concerned about the radiation.  Do you know if an MRI can provide the same graphics? Your answer would be greatly appreciated.
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Yes, an MRI can produce images radio waves and unlike conventional x-ray examinations and computed tomography (CT) scans, MRI does not depend on ionizing radiation. It seems, generally, the differentiation of abnormal tissue from normal tissue is often better with MRI then x-ray, CT and echo.

But the state-of-art CT scan, slice 64 and higher has reduced radiation.  

Hope this helps.

Ken

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