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What is the difference between MRI and CAT scans?

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2009-09-09 13:08:57

MRI is Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a CAT is a computerized X Ray (Computer Assisted Tomography)

MRI will work fine in case of diagnosis of soft tissues and CT will work fine for bony structures and inner ear analysis.

Also MRI do not use any radiation it is based on magnetic effect so less side effects compared to CT which uses X- rays.

MRI is very much costlier compared to CT.

MRI is problematic in case if the patient is having some metallic implant, which will cause interference with the magnetic field.

In order to determine any hairline crack then MRI would be preferred compared to CT.

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