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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
see neurologist: For a more complete uation, since findings on ct scan may be not clinically related. A diagnosis of demyelinating disease requires other criteria ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Eye of Beholder: The "eye ball" observation of "volume loss for age" is extremely subjective with much intra and interobserver variation. That means readers often don' ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Technical finding: I am going to assume that you had an MRI rather than ct. Incomplete fat suppression has nothing to do with anything in your body or you as a patient. ... Read More
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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 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 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Meningioma: When treating any form of abnormal growth it is appropriate tho be sure that all your body systems are normal when assessing for further treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Should do it: If a brain tumor is causing significant symptoms, it should surely be large enough to be detected on a cat scan.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience Neurology
Yes: A ct scan will show brain tumors if they are large enough, have calcium or blood in them, or are causing swelling. On some occasions, contrast is nec ... Read More
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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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
They can.: Large ones, particularly if calcified, can be seen on regular ct scans of the brain (with or without contrast dye). A ct angiogram of the brain provi ... Read More
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
CT angiogram: A regular ct scan might detect a large aneurysm with calcium. A test that is designed specifically to look for aneurysms is the ct angiogram. With thi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Need more evaluation: It is very difficult to diagnose a brain tumor on a non-contrast ct scan. I would recommend getting a brain MRI with contrast (called gadolinium). M ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
They can: The diagnostic yield of increased with use of IV contrast material as some tumors disrupt the so called blood brain barrier affording the contrast the ... Read More
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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
not always: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Different mechanisms: Mri uses magnetic radiation( no x-ray) for anatomic localization and characterization of different parts of body, water and fat constitution of differ ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The issue is glaucoma is elevated eye pressure which usually does not distort tissue in the eye in the range of a ct scan. There are many tests usefu ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need history of why: Why was the ct scan done in the first place? Unless we have full history the test results may not mean much. The enhancement of the pancreas is not al ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
It could...: But does not always do so.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
No: Depression is a clinical diagnosis.

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