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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Your doctor: Your doctor should help you understand your report. Unless you went to medical school or have other medical training, the vocabulary used in most repo ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Technical: Usually during a CT scan, a contrast agent is injected intravenously. That agent is seen primarily in blood vessels. Unopacified vasculature means b ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
It : It can be very difficult to tell much about soft tissue structures like the ovary without contrast. Still, it sounds like there may be a discrepancy ... Read More
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Couple of things: I'm not 100% sure what the question is. But, the fact that the right ovary is slightly larger than the left may be within the normal variation, and n ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missing words: That you are editing or not providing the full report's words. Those words are meaningless without the rest of the report.
A male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Radiology referral: This should be done by a radiologist. Best of luck with your health!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Meningitis: Meninges are layers of connective tissue that envelope the brain. When they get irritated, which among other things can be due to infection, they enha ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can't say: There is no way to tell how long a patient will be unconscious based on ct results. You just have to hope for the best.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Cavum septi pellucid: From http://neuro.Psychiatryonline.Org/article.Aspx?Articleid=100939 - enlarged cavum septi pellucidi (csp) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly associated ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Meningitis: Is suggested on the ct study. This could be viral or bacterial and spinal tap with cultures of spinal fluid is required. Outcome depends on cause and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: It is an air filled cavity that most people do not have inside the nose. It is a likely cause of nasal obstruction and is easy to fix if needed. Mos ... Read More

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