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what does a brain ct scan show

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It would: Ct scans of the brain can provide detailed information about brain pathology, thus providing more information related to injuries and/or diseases of t ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See comments: Not sure of your precise question, but will comment on your results. The lesions could raise a question of an old parasitic infection possibly cystic ... Read More
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A 59-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 40-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
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Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience Radiology
No: You do not need a specialist to order a ct scan, however your insurance may not pay for it unless a specialist orders it. This is one of the problems ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes : Enhanced CT or MRI preferable
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Brain CT scan: If you have new neurological symptoms, a brain CT may be recommended even if a normal brain CT was obtained a year ago. You may wish to discuss your ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
MRI: Mri is a better exam. No radiation involved and gives more details.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yu're unnecessarily: One CT scan does not cause anyone cancer. it takes more than 10 CT scan before such a thought should come to your mind. Medical use of X-rays/CT scans ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See a neurologist: If the headaches persists will need further evaluation but would suggest that you see a neurologist before embarking on expensive tests that involve r ... Read More
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