When would a CT scan be performed instead of an MRI?

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Dr. Archie McGowan, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
A CT scan would be performed instead of an MRI when something needs to be looked at immediately. Watch Archie McGowan, MD, of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, describe situations you would use a CT scan.

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