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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Should you do ?: Answer is yes, if your surgeon is requesting digital images of your surgery site. The amount of radiation is least for a single dental film, and obvio ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Sounds ok...: It is very unlikely that a patient develops cancer from just having 2 or 3 CT scans. Life in the modern world causes cancer (and of course there was c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Many Sxs: With Generalize Anxiety Disorder a person has excessive anxiety or worry, most everyday for at least 6 months. This excessive fear & anxiety can c ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Should not: Not that much radiation. Relax.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
CTs: There is risk of cancer with cat scans. But the risk is small. More the exposure, more the risk.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, on chest ct : Hiatal hernia should be able to be visualized on a chest ct unless it is very small . It usually wouldn't be visualized on liver/gallbladder ultrasou ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lung nodules: There is no cause of concern for ct scan causing cancer. You should be more worried about these nodules, as not to be cancer. Interestingly you didn't ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
The vast majority: of incidentally discovered splenic lesions like this are benign cysts, pseudocysts, or hemangiomas requiring no treatment. Further evaluation with ul ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, no: There is some evidence that chest ct could put one at higher risk for thyroid cancer - but almost all of these suggest that it is dose dependent and t ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be du ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience in 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience in Radiology
Not same: Mri contast gadolinium does not contain iodine while ct contrast contains iodine. An allergic reaction to ct contrast does not mean that you will hav ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very small: Very small if not zero. Can be negleted with once ct chest. Ct scans may slightly increase the risk of developing cancer with accumulating doses. Th ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
No: Mri does not offer the kind of detailed view of bronchiectasis that ct offers. The best solution to follow the disease is ct using the least amount of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes, some: You need to see an endocrinologist.. Who would likely do a fine needle aspiration(fna) biopsy. Thyroid cancer needs to be ruled out by further testing ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Why so many?: Ultrasound should be adequate for evaluation of pelvis. A sonohysterogram should be the test of choice for a post menopausal thickend endometrium. You ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Quite low: Although your chances are higher, the likelihood of cancer from these procedures is still relatively low.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
The substances used: in PET are radioactive tracers that accumulate to varying degrees in sites of metabolic activity. Cancers typically have altered/increased metabolic ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Airway blockage: Seems likely that you have some structural issue of the airway that is preventing clearing of secretions and causing recurrent pneumonia. Could be som ... Read More

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