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Is an MRI and/or CT scan definitive brain tumour or do you

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Is an MRI and/or CT scan definitive for a brain tumour or do you always need a biopsy to conform that it is in fact a tumour?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

MRI scan with contrast is much better to look for brain tumors than CT scans

an MRI scan can be 90-98% sure about brain tumors sometimes.

but to be 100% sure, a biopsy is always needed.

is this your 10 year old child who had a brain scan?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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