Apparently, improvements in MRI technology make it
possible to measure lesions without exposing the patient
to radiation. Therefore, we believe it's reasonable to ask the medical
community if MR imaging can and should be
used, especially when frequent monitoring is required. A second safer
alternative might be sonograms, in circumstances were approximate monitoring is
all that's required.
Also see Comparing Images
Click images above to enlarge view of sample
MRI and CT images of same pt. MR images are on top
I am attaching small versions of the CT and MR images. CT 2, 3,
4, 5 correspond with MRI 2,3,4,5.
I omitted CT 1 and MR 1 because they did not quite match. I also included 3 nice
coronal MR images.
The ability to image in the Coronal plane is an advantage of MRI.
For all the
sections, the MRI shows the nodes better than on the CT. - Dr. Russell