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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
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
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 29-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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
no: Orbital ct is tailored to look specifically at the eyes. Sinus ct is tailored to look at the paranasal sinuses.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Helpful: Labyrinthitis is a rare disorder characterized by severe, sustained vertigo lasting more than 7 days associated with hearing loss and always accompani ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Ct of temporal area of skull shows mastoids, ear contents, and tempomandibular joint. Gross bony abnormalities, subluxation, and arthritic changes (jo ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Yes: A ct scan with IV contrast will be more sensitive for detecting lesions than a non-contrast ct, and an MRI with contrast is even better than a ct scan ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sure: Mri would be the imaging test of choice, though often we start with a ct. Ultimately, you'll likely need a biopsy to prove it's a cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mccrea
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
CT Scan: Yes, a ct scan can show certain things that MRI scans cannot. Depending on what your doctor is suspecting, a ct or MRI may be more appropriate. What i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
UltraSOUND: I think you mean cardiac ultrasound (also known as echocardiography). They look at different things. Echo sees over all function, wall thickness, cham ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Why worry: In answer to your question, i don't believe an MRI has any advantage over ct for pancreas lesions. You've had a normal u/s and a normal ct, so why ar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Quite different: Ct involves xray type radiation with cross sectional imaging in transaxial, sagittal, and coronal projections. Nuclear medicine, internal irradiation ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Contrast difference: Ct uses a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions to look at differences in tissue density. Mri uses strong magnetic fields instead of xray ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Due to resolution of a ct scan, many small aneurysms may not be seen, and, by far, the MRI would be far better, but again, it might take gadolinium. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
It could...: But does not always do so.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
To show the cause: A ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain. The contrast ca ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
It may miss it: The best test for gallstones is an ultrasound.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Quite a Lot: MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections. It seems you are u ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and CEA can alert ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can ... Read More
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