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high attenuation brain ct

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
CT is good: A high resolution brain ct scan is a good screening tool to look for brain masses or hemorrhages. A better scan is likely an MRI with mra (mr angiogra ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
MRI: Mri with and without contrast is a standard of care to rule out intracranial pathology ( anyuresms or tumors). If concerned, talk to your pcp.
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A 33-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 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Nope: Not necessary.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ct brain: No need for fasting, unless your doctor requested otherwise, due to other scheduled procedures.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try our other forum: In the US, try HealthTap Concierge, where you may request a neurologist (specialist in brain and nerves) for a private consultation. Concierge fees ar ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Lack of experience: Basically, you don't know what you are looking at and have no way to make heads or tails of what the images represent. The, "spots" you are seeing may ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal tap: Diagnosis of meningitis is not by ct scan, but spinal tap. Obtaining cerebrospinal fluid allows your physician to find out about severity of the menin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Gliosis: is an area of scarring or damage from a prior injury or insult to the brain. It is not reversible. It may not be relevant to whatever your current s ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Uncertain: Cheek swelling can be related to heart or kidney issues. However ultrasound of the cheek can define make up of the swelling whether just soft tissue, ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
AVM grades: Avms are graded by their size, location and vascular structure. To determine the grade of your avm you ned to have a digital subtraction angiogram. An ... Read More
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