>- think a parasite would showup on an MRI or CAT scan?
It is possible, but only if the parasite were quite large in diameter and the examiner had a very keen eye. A MRI or CR scan usually only resolves objects greater than 2 or 3 mm in diameter. This would exclude smaller parasites such s whipworms and many flukes.
A large Ascaris waorm might be visible but not easily recognized as it could be aligned with the intestines or curved around another organ. Such this as hydatid cysts (encysted dog tapeworms) have been spotted with MRI's.
well im set up with an MRI thurs. morn. i'm gettin so frustrated with all this. blood test will be back tommorrow. and the stool test was neg. ( which i believe they did not really even do), and i have something big and not good.
i've laid of herbals for alwhile the zapping does help i can actually feel them try and get away from it!!!!! and i also here some of them (small ones) fry!!
i really like the zapper i know it is working i would like to eventually invest in a better one.
i'm almost afraid of taking herbs right now that is what started the whole thing. which seems to be 'growing' everyday.
i had an x-ray done. it showed somethng that looked like an 'surgiacal clip', the doc argued with me that i'd had stomach surgery. NEVER!! so there is something showing on x-ray. which i guess a MRI would even show it better, right?????
Good that you've got this set up. The surgical clip thing - wild. This (for discovery purposes) should be good news, though (IMO). At least they can see (SEE even) something is not right. If it showed up on an xray - it's some kind of calcification (or a surgical clip!) - no? Anyone?
MRI is much more likely than a CAT but I won't be completely surprised if parasites evade an MRI also. I'm inclined to agree with PZ's assessments. Forego any CAT if offered/ordered. Useless for parasites. Will show as inflamation only.
I've answered this question before in other posts. If you're getting a scan for your head, you will actually need BOTH scans performed. Some parasites show up on one scan and not necessarily on the other. After both scans are performed, both results will need to be compared. I would suggest that you get copies of your scans for further review or second opinion.