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Is a CT scan or MRI better for diagnosing subdural empyema?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

To diagnose subdural empyema, your doctor will want to look at images of the inside of your head. Although either a CT scan or MRI can be used, MRI is the preferred method. MRI shows greater detail and is more sensitive than a CT scan.

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