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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Ct scan: If you had a tumor or bleed the results would have been called directly to your doctor who would have called you by now.
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Don't assume: One would hope for a call, but lack of one doesn't mean anything--so don't read too much into it. Medical staff can drop the ball and leave patients i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can.
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Brain tumor: Some kinds of tumors are better diagnosed by ct and some by mri. Are you having issues with headaches, etc? You should see a doctor if you have any sy ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Rare: Many ct scans of the head can theoretically cause brain cancer several years later. See radiology physicist at your hospital to calculate your dose an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: If done without contrast, it could be missed. If the tumor is in the posterior fossa (back of brain or brainstem) could be missed. With a ct scan, ... Read More
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A 36-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes!: I have seen this happen occasionally when brain tumors occur in the back part of the brain (posterior fossa) where the ct scan can be distorted by the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ct brain: In most practices, if there is a major finding like brain tumor or brain edema or swelling, radiologist will communicate with the ordering physician s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Simpkins
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: A large brain tumor or mass would not be missed by ct scan. A smaller or vascular lesion could be missed and an MRI is in order if you are symptomatic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No worry: Very unlikely you would have a brain tumor, and not have it show up on the tests you mention. Very unlikely it would develop since then.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Fitst step: A ct is often the first step to check the brain because it is quicker and much cheaper than an MRI and easier on the patient in terms of claustrophobi ... Read More
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