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white spots on brain ct scan

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Lack of experience: Basically, you don't know what you are looking at and have no way to make heads or tails of what the images represent. The, "spots" you are seeing may ... Read More
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
29 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
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
28 years experience Neurosurgery
AVM grades: Avms are graded by their size, location and vascular structure. To determine the grade of your avm you ned to have a digital subtraction angiogram. An ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: While there is no safe level of radiation exposure, it is very unlikely that the ct will measurably increase your risk of cancer.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual : See your neurologist for diagnosis and treatment
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes : Enhanced CT or MRI preferable
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ra ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
See your doctor: Please see your doctor and get a complete history and physical to see if there are other concerning findings. Then work with your doctor to confirm a ... Read More

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