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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not always: If it is emphysema then you see damaged lung but someone can have significant. COPD without evidence on cy.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Chest CT: please ask your doctor who is ordering the scan.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: You might have COPD. Do you smoke? STOP IF YOU DO!! Are you seeing a pulmonologist. If not that is what I would suggest considering what you mention a ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes suggest: Pleural thickening/effusion can be distinguished with CT scanning.Nodular pleural thickening, thickening > than 1 cm, involvement of mediastinal pl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: No contrast shows you the lung fields. Contrast enables you to see blood clots in the pulmonary vessels as well as differentiate between lymph nodes a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Superior imaging: The use of "contrast" in a ct scan enhances the imaging of the blood vessels. Typically, contrast is an iodine containing liquid, which "blocks" the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Echo is best test: An atrial septal defect, especially a small one, is likely to be missed on a ct of the chest. The best way to identify an ASD is with an echocardiogr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
CT techniques: They are similar in many ways. However, the timing of the contrast for CT angiogram is different to allow for better visualization of the blood vesse ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It could: With a viral bronchitis there is inflammation in the lungs so a ct of chest done when ill may look worse than normal. If it is to follow a mass then ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: Ct angiogram is a study which uses contrast to enhance blood vessels and so the timing of imaging relative to imaging will vary depending on intended ... Read More
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