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what does ct scan of head show

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly a ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Major abnormalities: Ct is typically used in the acute setting to look for blood. It can also show major abnormalities such as masses and edema from large strokes. Ct is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Major abnormalities: Ct is typically used in the acute setting to look for blood. It can also show major abnormalities such as masses and edema from large strokes. Ct is ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Head ache: Mucous retention cyst will not cause those symptoms and it is likely an incidental finding unrelated to your headache. Since we don't know anything ab ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some things: CT scan of brain without contrast shows basic anatomy of brain, gray white matter differentiation, ventricles, and physiologic calcifications.Ventricl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sinuses: CT of sinuses reveals sinus anatomy and pathology. Also surrounding structures including nasal cavity, skull base. It will show pathology that may be ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Helpful: Labyrinthitis is a rare disorder characterized by severe, sustained vertigo lasting more than 7 days associated with hearing loss and always accompani ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cassivi
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Metabolic activity: Pet/ct scans are used in staging cancers-figuring out whether and how far a tumor has spread. While a ct scan shows anatomy (where things are), a pet ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
14 years experience Internal Medicine
CT brain: One of the most common reasons to order CT brain without contrast is to rule out a cerebral hemorrhage - new blood shows up better, and can be obscure ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
MRI: Mri with and without contrast is more sensitive for detecting tumors that ct is.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. White matter is normally present in the brain. Was there something specificly commented on about the white matter on you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Small low grade mass: Some small low grade tumors that have not incited vasogenic edema could be missed on ct scanning. The addition of IV contrast would improve visualiza ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Quite a Lot: MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections. It seems you are u ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org for info.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiology: The term Hypodense means that an area on thew CT is "less dense" when compared to surrounding tissues on the same scan. Usually the "hypodense" area ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
L spine: It will show the lower thoracic vertebrae, the lower ribs, the lumbar vertebrae, and the bones of the pelvis (depending on whether or not the pelvis i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Too broad: to answer. See radiology info.org
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Read more about it: To learn more about ct scans with contrast and what they show, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html.

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