Many patients ask about the differences between a CT (Computed Tomography) scan and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan:
“Which is better?” or “Should I have one over the other?”
WHAT IS A CT SCAN?
A computerised tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body.CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D picture of your body.
A CT scan can help your doctor: