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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Scan: Typically the radiologist is referring to some type of acute problem such as stroke, head bleed, subarachnoid or mass. I would assume you were imaged ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
What it is: That means that a very small blood vessel is blocked. That vessel supplies the white matter under the grey cells in your right frontal lobe of the br... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Not always normal: MR exam of brain is more sensitive for brain parenchymal abnormalites than CT. Changes in brain change signal on MR scan. Blood and some tumors are mo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No: Unnecessary radiation exposure should be avoided. All diagnostic xrays slightly increase lifetime risk. Whether to perform a CT is therefore a risk/... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: CT is a valuable tool in detecting intracranial abnormalities, and is superior to MRI in depicting some things, but across the board MRI is more sensi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Need to talk with : Your ordering doctor. Depends on what is being evaluated, and the differential diagnosis. Ct is a good quick screen for bleed, masses, skull fractures... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 17 years experience
Have ears inspected: Mastoiditis is due to chronic middle ear infection. Though you may not have symptoms now, signs point to a prior episode with the chronic effects note... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: That's an expected change at age 59. If you have symptoms of coronary insufficiency, you should have a stress test. If you have transient neurologic s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Pontine glioma: This region is subject to a lot of artifact from the bony skull base on CT. Also, the lack of IV contrast significantly limits the sensitivity of CT ... Read More

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