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What is apical thinning artifact

A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It means that there: was a slight abnormality on the nuclear images of the test which the reader interprets as most likely related to things unassociated with your heart o... Read More

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 years experience
Perfusion defect: If stress test done with chemical, the probably not artifact.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Not enough info: Can't tell from the info you gave. It could be scar from a previous heart attack, cardiomyopathy or artifact.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Difficult understand last part of the report. Suggest ask your cardiologist for explanation.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
It means part of your heart is scarred likely from rusty arteries in your heart. The nuc stress test is better than EKG in picking this up The radiat... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Emdur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Myocardial ischemia: Ischemia in a 36 year old is serious. Have you seen a cardiologist? What kind of stress test did you have done? Do you have chest pain?
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Artifact: Artifact in medicine denotes a substance that is not naturally present. In your MRI a fragment of metal obscured a portion of the image of the spinal ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Nothing about the: information you provide is alarming. The fine needle aspiration has not revealed anything helpful and is not diagnostic. Hemorrhage/bleeding is not un... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: Artifact can be confused for SVT
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
No. Concern is for metals that are attracted by magnets ie. steel. as MRI is a magnetic resonance imaging technique. Also implants in the area of the... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
Normal: It's the normal way an artery or vein shows up on an MRI scan.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Cannot say: in your particular case. Lytic lesion would imply a cancer eating away at the bone. Mostly it would really hurt. They mention artifact and that wou... Read More
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