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What is the difference between a CT scan and MRI?

A CT scan offers somewhat limited information about a piece of tissue, while an MRI can gather many different types of information.

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Is Your CT Scan or X-ray Necessary?
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What are some rare conditions you see in radiology?
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Certain types of cancer and tumors are some of the rarer conditions seen by radiologists.
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What is a thyroid scan?
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