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Will braces interfere with a ct scan

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
yes: If the ct is of the head, sinuses, or facial bones, then yes. The metal in the braces will create artifact which will limit visualization of the tissu... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes,: it will distort or obscure the imaging of the anatomy in and around the braces due to artifact caused by the metal. Potentially only head/neck/facial/... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry 15 years experience
CT scan and braces: It most likely will not be a problem. The sinuses will be high enough above the braces so as not to interfere.
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Dr. Gregory Carolan
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Need Surgery: Very rare indications for non-operative treatment of non-union of talus. You likely require open reduction and internal fixation with possible bone gr... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Pain: You should go back to the today to be re examined. You may need a repeat head scan
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: A PTB brace is a viable alternative to surgery. Although the healing process may or may not be 100%, it is still a good alternative and worth a try b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: I feel that there is more immobilization needed than just a brace.
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Dr. Yusuf moosa Cassim
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MRI Scan : Ordinary x-ray may not give details of knee problem You need an MRI Scan & an Orthopaedic consult for further evaluation
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Negligible: The risk is theoretical and is too small to measure. You get plenty of radiation from cosmic rays; you don't see the scaremongers lining their homes w... Read More
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Dr. Obiageli Ezewuiro
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
Possible tumor: The question is what is causing the deviation? CT will help to determine that.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
Difficult to say: A CT scan is a mathematical model of the inside of whatever body part is being scanned, based on the measurement of attenuation of the x-ray beam from... Read More

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