Consider the following statements:

  1. While MRI technology uses X-rays for producing cross sectional, Computed tomography uses RF pulse.
  2. While Computed tomography is able to image bone, soft tissue and blood vessels all at the same time, MRI can be used only for soft tissues.

Which of the following is/are correct statements?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because MRI technology uses radio pulse for imaging whereas Computed tomography uses X rays for imaging. Beside this, MRI is more costly and is used only for soft tissues, whereas CT scan can be used for bone, soft tissues and blood vessels. Though MRI is costly when compared to CT scan, but CT scan possess risk of ionization radiation, which is not in case of MRI.

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