What is the difference between a CT scan and MRI?

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Dr. Archie McGowan, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
A CT scan offers somewhat limited information about a piece of tissue, while an MRI can gather many different types of information. Watch Archie McGowan, MD, of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, explain more about the differences.

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